The shortlist for The GIT Award has been revealed – Heavenly are huge fans of the Liverpool scene and we’re happy to have had our founder Jeff Barrett on the panel for this Liverpool music prize.
In exciting news, Hooton Tennis Club are among the nominees – we are proud a group of national industry figureheads (not necessarily Jeff) has picked them as one of 12 shortlisted artists.
The full list consists of impressively eclectic choices: from Double Six-signed groove funk trio All We Are to Transgressive Records’ rock & rollers Circa Waves through to surf-pop Domino signees We Are Catchers; Tim Burgess-affiliated electro duo D R O H N E, XL Recordings hype star Låpsley, swaggering Heavenly Recordings’ slouchers Hooton Tennis Club and Wire Magazine-endorsed enigma Esa Shields; emerging soul-pop diva Roxanne Jones, Finders Keepers-signed cosmic singer-songwriter Jane Weaver, swirling UK buzz band Gulf, Skeleton Key Records’ revellers Sundowners and neo-soul rising star Xam Volo – this year’s GIT Award shortlist represents a kaleidoscopic musical picture few cities in the world could match.
Dubbed ‘the Scouse Mercury Prize,’ backed by Yoko Ono
and the cornerstones of Merseyside’s flourishing cultural community, the winner of the GIT Award
2015 will be revealed on Saturday 4 April 2015
at The Kazimier
. Like in previous years, the winner will receive a specially commissioned trophy and a cheque for £1,000.
You can read on more about the award and find a playlist with the nominee’s music under this link.