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IMPALA’S EURO INDIE ALBUM SHORTLIST

Iceage, Aphex Twin, Alt-J, FKA Twigs in the Mix

Indie org Impala, which has been giving out its Album of the Year Award since 2010, has broken out its shortlist of 2014 nominees, drawn from independent labels in the U.K. and across the Continent, with 16 countries represented. The previously nominated acts are Alt-J, IceAge and Ocho Macho, while City Slang is the only label boasting two nominees. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

1.  Alt-J – This Is All Yours (Infectious)
2.  Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
3.  Batida – Dois (Soundway)
4.  Broken Twin – May (ANTI/Epitaph)
5.  Caribou – Our Love (City Slang)
6.  Dans Dans – 3 (Unday)
7.  The Dø – Shake Shook Shaken (Wagram Music)
8.  Emis Killa – Mercurio (Carosello)
9.  Fai Baba – Savage Dreamer (A Tree in a Field/Irascible)
10. FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
11. Frankie Chavez – Heart and Spine (Search)
12. Highasakite – Silent Treatment (Propeller Recordings)
13. Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love (Escho)
14. Jennie Abrahamson – Gemini Gemini (How Sweet the Sound)
15. Nina Romic – Stablo (Aquarius)
16. The Notwist – Close to the Glass (City Slang)
17. Ocho Macho – De Puta Madre (CLS)
18. Pepe Willberg – Pepe & Saimaa (KHY Suomen Musiikki19. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit (Harbinger Sound)
20. Tremenda Trementina – Sangre Pop (Everlasting)
21. Twin Atlantic – Great Divide (Red Bull)
22. Within Temptation – Hydra (BMG)
23. Young Fathers – Dead (Big Dada/Anticon)

You can stream the albums in their entirety on Spotify at Impala Album of the Year Award nominees (albums) or selected tracks from each at Impala Album of the Year Award nominees (singles). The results will be announced in mid-February. We’re pulling for The Dø because we love those nutty Scandinavian vowels.

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