Friday 25 January 2013, 12:37 | By

IMPALA reveals indie album of year shortlist

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Pan-European indie labels trade body IMPALA yesterday announced the shortlist for the third edition of its European Independent Album Of The Year Award. And look, here is that very list for you all…

Afterhours – Padania (Germi)
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave (Infectious)
Compact Disco – Sound Of Our Hearts (CLS)
Cro – Raop (Chimperator)
Django Django – Django Django (Because Music)
El Perro Del Mar – Pale Fire (Ingrid)
Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour (Ambush Reality)
First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar (Wichita)
Frenkie – Troyanac (Menart)
John Talabot – Fin (Permanent Vacation)
Jukka Poika – Yhdestä Puusta (Suomen Musiikki)
Kaizers Orchestra – Violeta Violeta Vol III (Petroleum Records)
The Kyteman Orchestra – The Kyteman Orchestra (Kytopia)
Libar – Libar (Menart)
Netsky – 2 (Hospital Records)
Norberto Lobo – Mel Azul (Mbari)
Shaka Ponk – The Geeks and The Jerkin’ Socks (Tôt ou Tard / Wagram)
The xx – Coexist (XL Recordings)

IMPALA board members now have four weeks to vote for their overall favourite. Meanwhile, IMPALA Exec Chair Helen Smith told CMU: “The shortlist demonstrates the diversity of independent music throughout Europe. The judges, using entirely open criteria, will choose quite simply the album they believe is the most exceptional of the year”.

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