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This year's shortlist for the Welsh Music Prize has been revealed

14 October 2014, 12:47 | Written by Laurence Day

The 2013-2014 Welsh Music Prize has revealed its shortlist which includes the likes of Cate Le Bon, Joanna Gruesome and Future Of The Left.

Created in 2011 by Huw Stephens and John Rostrom (Sŵn Festival mastermind), this year is also supported by PPL, with Chief Exec Peter Leatham saying that the WMP has "built a great reputation, recognising and creating a strong platform for Welsh talent."

Both Rostrom and Stephens also released statements, with the former saying:

“It’s really exciting to be announcing this shortlist and to see a few established names up against some newcomers. There’s so much great music being released from Wales and it’s a delight that the Welsh Music Prize helps highlight twelve of these albums. I hope that people will go out and buy the whole bundle for their music loving friends this Christmas and discover some new favourites, as I have through the past year of listening to so many of these records”

With Stephens adding:

“It's been another great year for Welsh albums and the WMP shortlist shows that. The online panel came up with this list and there are a lot of great albums that didn't make it. But the albums here are all brilliant and we encourage people to listen to them. We're proud of the reaction to the Welsh Music Prize since we started it three years ago; it's simply about recognising talent and the work that goes in to making these albums. Good luck to all the nominees, and thanks for the great albums you've released!”

The winner will be revealed 28 November at a ceremony, with the panel deciding consisting of industry luminaries (which includes representatives from NME, XL, Mumford & Sons/Communion and 6music). Last year's winner was Georgia Ruth with her folk LP, Week Of Pines.

The full 2013-2014 shortlist is as follows:

9 Bach - Tincian
Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
Euros Childs – Situation Comedy
Future of the Left – How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Gruff Rhys – American Interior
Gulp – Season Sun
Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Samoans – Rescue
Slowly Rolling Camera – Slowly Rolling Camera
The Gentle Good - Y Bardd Anfarwol
The People The Poet – The Narrator

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