Sacred Paws won the Scottish Album Of The Year award last night (June 29th) at Paisley Town Hall.
The competition has grown to become one of Scotland's most prestigious music awards, with past winners including everyone from Rustie to Anna Meredith.
Sacred Paws picked up the Paisley-inspired winners trophy - created by local jeweller Lisa Crockard - and a cheque for £20,000, with debut album 'Strike A Match' surging out in front.
The band's Rachel Aggs was overwhelmed by their win, telling the crowd: “I just want to say thank you so much, thanks to the SAY Award, thanks to the judges, thanks to everyone at Rock Action and I can’t believe it! I’m trying really hard not to swear! We are not always the most confident people and I think playing music has a lot to do with confidence so this is completely overwhelming and we don’t feel like we belong here but at the same time we feel validated for what we do. Thank you.”
Each of the final shortlisted albums received £1000 and a 3D printed plate produced by Glasgow School of Art graduate and Paisley jeweller, Lisa Crockard.
C Duncan - The Midnight Sun
Ela Orleans - Circles of Upper And Lower Hell
Honeyblood - Babes Never Die
Konx-om-Pax - Caramel
Meursault - I Will Kill Again
Mogwai - Atomic
Pictish Trail - Future Echoes [Public Vote Winner]
Rachel Newton - Here’s My Heart Come Take It
RM Hubbert - Telling The Trees
Sacred Paws - Strike A Match - WINNER
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