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Nialler9 Podcast: Which Irish album will win the Choice Prize this year?

Nialler9 Podcast: Which Irish album will win the Choice Prize this year?

Choice Music Prize podcast

On this near-annual episode, Niall and Andrea are joined by writer and journalist Sophia McDonald to discuss the 10 nominated albums in this year’s Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year 2023 category, as chosen by 11 judges.

The albums are:

Grian Chatten – Chaos For The Fly (Partisan Records)

The debut album from the Fontaines DC frontman.

CMAT – Crazymad, For Me (CMATBABY/AWAL)

The second album from Ireland’s global country pop superstar.

John Francis Flynn – Look Over The Wall, See The Sky (River Lea Recordings)

The second album from the Dublin folkie turns with a contemporary twist.

Kojaque – Phantom Of The Afters (Soft Boy Records)

The second full-length album (not counting previously nominated mixtape Deli Daydreams) from the London-based Dublin rapper.

Lankum – False Lankum (Rough Trade Records)

The fourth album from Ireland’s leading doom folk trad band.

Rachael Lavelle – Big Dreams (Rest Energy)

The Irish songwriter and avant-pop practitioner’s debut album.

Soda Blonde – Dream Big (Overbite Records)

The second album from Dublin alt-pop band.

The Murder Capital – Gigi’s Recovery (Human Season Records)

The second album from the Dublin rock band who have softened somewhat for album two.

The Scratch – Mind Yourself (Perrystown Music Limited)

The second album from the Dublin trad-folk-metal band.

Ezra Williams – Supernumeraries (Ezra Williams / AWAL)

The debut album from the Cork singer-songwriter.

Niall, Andrea and guest Sophia discuss the albums in detail and decide which of the ten they individually think a) would like to win and b) will win the award.

The actual winner of the Prize announced at the live event in Vicar Street on March 7th, and is broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM in a special four-hour extended show with Beta Da Silva from 7-11pm. A special TV show will be broadcast on Thursday 14th March at 22.30 on RTÉ2.

Big special extra thanks to Georgia Hallion for editing the podcast.

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