Singer/songwriter Rm Hubbert is aiming to repeat his 2013 win for the Scottish Album of the Year Award after landing his second nomination in as many years. The artist, aka Hubby, claimed the honour and its $32,000 (£20,000) prize last year (13) for Thirteen Lost & Found, and now his latest release, Breaks & Bone, has been shortlisted for 2014.
He will face competition for the third annual honour from the likes of Mogwai's Les Revenants, Biffy Clyro's Opposites and Chvrches' debut release The Bones of What You Believe. Edwyn Collins (Understated), Boards of Canada (Tomorrow's Harvest) and Hector Bizerk (Nobody Seen Nothing) are also among the 10 nominees.
The winner will be announced during a ceremony in Glasgow on 19 June (14).
Biffy Clyro, Edwyn Collins and Mogwai are among the Scottish artists who will compete for the country's top music prize. Biffy Clyro's record Opposites is in the running for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) honour, along with offerings from other local acts including Collins, who is nominated for Understated, and Mogwai for Les Revenant.
Other nominees include The Bones Of What You Believe by Chvrches, Camera Obscura's Desire Lines and Frightened Rabbit's Pedestrian Verse.
The award, which is Scotland's answer to Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize, will be partly decided by a public vote, which will narrow the list of nominees down to 10 finalists, and a panel of independent judges will then pick the winner.
The SAY prize will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow, Scotland on 19 June (14).
Scottish rocker Edwyn Collins was "reassembling his past" during interviews for a documentary about his life. The Possibilities Are Endless, which premiered at South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Texas on Sunday (09Mar14), tells the story of the former Orange Juice frontman's life, focusing on his struggle back to health following two brain haemorrhages in 2005.
The documentary is directed by James Hall and Edward Lovelace, who admits the singer-songwriter had difficulty talking about his life when they began shooting the film because his memories were hazy.
Hall tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "The interviews were about giving Edwyn the space that he didn't get in any other environment, with no one finishing his sentences or jumping in. In the early stages we would often just sit and wait, which I think was quite a weird process for him. He was reassembling his past."
Lovelace adds, "During the process, Edwyn would tell us about songs and we'd learn that way about the details. We often felt like Edwyn was remembering things for the first time."