• Alistair Braidwood

The Music Man: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Robert Kilpatrick

For the latest podcast Ali catches up with Robert Kilpatrick who tells us about his role as General Manager at Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), and the process involved in the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY) as it reaches the Longlist stage.

Here are this year’s long-listed albums:

Anna MeredithFIBS Blanck MassAnimated Violence Mild Bossy LoveMe + U Callum EasterHere Or Nowhere ClothCloth ComfortNot Passing Declan Welsh & The Decadent WestCheaply Bought, Expensively Sold Elephant SessionsWhat Makes You Erland CooperSule Skerry Fat-SuitWaifs & Strays Free LoveExtreme Dance Anthems HoneybloodIn Plain Sight Karine PolwartKarine Polwart’s Scottish Songbook Lewis CapaldiDivinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Mezcla Shoot the Moon The Ninth WaveInfancy NOVARE-UP Sacred PawsRun Around The Sun SHHESHHE VistasEverything Changes In The End

You’ll find the SAY Award Longlist 2020 Spotify Playlist here where you can listen to all the listed albums for yourself.

Future dates for your diary are the public vote (5th – 7th October), the shortlist announcement (8th October) and the final ceremony (29th October) .

Robert also talked about ICEBLINK LUCK, the label he has co-founded with Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale, and their debut release – Ruby Gaines’ ‘Cardamom’, which you can also hear on the podcast.

Robert Kilpatrick is a central figure in so much of what goes on in and around Scottish music, and it was fascinating to be able to talk to him about it all. If you love your music as much as we do then this is a podcast not to miss.

If you are new to the Scots Whay Hae! podcast there is quite a substantial back-catalogue for you to discover. If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, with Spotify, by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so) or on MixCloud.

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We will continue to bring you many and varied SWH! podcasts over the coming weeks and months. In the meantime you can always check out our back catalogue of over 160 interviews with some of the most interesting names in Scottish culture, including our Scottish Opera series and the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 podcasts.

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