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Joanna Gruesome nominated for Welsh Music Prize

The shortlist for the annual Welsh Music Prize has been announced and Joanna Gruesome are among the nominees. Get in.

Created in 2011 by all round good guy Huw Stephens and music promoter John Rostron, the Welsh Music Prize is a celebration of the best new music to come from Wales (but you probably could have guessed that.) Last year Joanna Gruesome took home the prize for debut album ‘Weird Sister‘ and other winners have included Future Of The Left and Gruff Rhys.

The shortlist is decided on by a group of Welsh/Wales-based ‘Jurors’ and now a twelve person judging panel will have to whittle the twelve albums down to just one. The shortlist is as follows.

Calan – ‘Dinas’
Catfish and the Bottlemen – ‘The Balcony’ (Pantomime boos please)
Geraint Jarman – ‘Dwyn yr Hogyn Nol’
Gwenno – ‘Y Dydd Olaf’
H. Hawkline – ‘In The Pink Of Condition’
Hippies vs Ghosts – ‘Droogs’
Houdini Dax – ‘Naughty Nation’
Joanna Gruesome – ‘Peanut Butter’
Keys – ‘Ring the Changes’
Paper Aeroplanes – ‘Joy’
Richard James – ‘All The New Highways’
Tender Prey – ‘Organ Calzone’
Trwbador – ‘Several Wolves’
Zarelli – ‘Soft Rains’
Zefur Wolves – ‘Zefur Wolves’

Joanna Gruesome kicked off their rescheduled headline run yesterday and will play the following UK dates.

19 Newcastle, Head of Steam
20 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
22 London, Scala
23 Edinburgh, Summerhall
24 Glasgow, Glad Cafe
25 Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
26 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
29 Brighton, The Haunt

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