Greetings, hope this finds you all well.
Just a quick one to let you know that the first annual Dead Albatross Music Prize award ceremony radio show extravaganza will be on air tonight, 8-11pm UK time, on Reel Rebels Radio. For the unaware, Dead Albatross is your new alternative to the Mercury Prize, only with better music n stuff.
The show will be on air tonight on Reel Rebels Radio between 8-11pm UK time, and will run through all 20 of the shortlisted artists, playing a track from each album. We also have a few tasty features, including an introduction to Chris Watson's daily Radio 4 feature Tweet Of The Day, an insight into the Divorce live experience, and, from the nominated artists, Serafina Steer talks about living in a harp world, Ela Orleans chats about composition, and Hacker Farm teach us how to make cider. And when we're done with all that, we'll have a Top 5 countdown, eventually revealing the winner. It's gonna be top! ...And if you're busy tonight and can't catch the show live, or we manage to overload and crash the server, fear not, you'll be able to listen again on Mixcloud from tomorrow. I'll send the link round in the morning.
If you'd like to read more about Dead Albatross, there are some nice articles doing the rounds. Louder Than War published a stunning piece today about the awards; Awkward Movements and Sitting Now both gave it wicked write-ups; Dukla Prague Away Kit have been giving it some love; NTS have an interview with the Dead Albatross team; and Feed Me Weird Things have done a top notch preview show for the awards.
I hope you're all well, and hope you can all join us tonight for the show.
Team Albatross x