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by Today FM  08th Jan 2014  15:23
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The Meteor Choice Music Prize live event takes place at Vicar Street on Thursday

If you didn't get tickets, don't worry - we'll be streaming the entire event here on todayfm.com


The Meteor Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year 2013, in association with IMRO and IRMA, was announced this afternoon (8th January 2014) by Alison Curtis on the Tony Fenton Show, with the able assistance of Paul McLoone.

Listen back:

The winning album will be announced at the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event at Vicar Street on Thursday 27th February. The event will be broadcast live on Today FM in a special four hour extended programme during the Paul McLoone Show.  

Last year’s winners were Delorentos, winner of the Irish Album of the Year, and Gavin James, winner of the Irish Song of the Year. 

Tune into the Paul McLoone Show from 9pm tonight to hear Paul discussing the nominees in greater detail with Meteor Choice chairman Tony Clayton Lea.

The shortlist is as follows:

And So I Watch You From Afar - All Hail Bright Futures:

Bell X1 – Chop Chop:

Girls Names – The New Life:

Kodaline – In A Perfect World:

Little Green Cars – Absolute Zero:

Mano Le Tough – Changing Days:

My Bloody Valentine – MBV:

O Emperor – Vitreous:

Lisa O’ Neill – Same Cloth or Not:

Villagers – {Awayland}:

The winning act will receive €10,000, a prize fund which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA). All of the shortlisted acts will receive a specially-commissioned award, courtesy of IMRO and IRMA. Culture Ireland will fund the attendance of key overseas delegates at the event while RAAP and Music Week are also official project partners.

Tickets for the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event will go on sale on Ticketmaster on Friday January 10th, priced €23.50 including booking fee.

Past recipients include:

2005: Julie Feeney - 13 Songs
2006: The Divine Comedy - Victory for the Comic Muse
2007: Super Extra Bonus Party - Super Extra Bonus Party
2008: Jape - Ritual
2009: Adrian Crowley - Season of the Sparks
2010: Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History                                                   
2011: Jape – Ocean of Frequency
2012: Delorentos – Little Sparks 

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