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Sacred Paws announced as winner of 2017 Scottish Album of the Year

Sacred Paws, Strike a Match, was named Scottish Album of the year at the SAY Awards.

The duo won the coveted title and will also receive £20,000 alongside a specially designed trophy. The band, comprised of vocalist and guitarist Rachel Aggs and drummer Eilidh Rodgers, released Strike a Match in January 2017 to critical acclaim.

Speaking at the awards, Aggs said, “I just want to say thank you so much, thanks to the SAY Award, thanks to the judges, thanks to everyone at Rock Action and I can’t believe it! I’m trying really hard not to swear! We are not always the most confident people and I think playing music has a lot to do with confidence so this is completely overwhelming and we don’t feel like we belong here but at the same time we feel validated for what we do. Thank you.”

The SAY Awards is now in it’s sixth year and serves to showcase the best music in Scotland. This year’s shortlist included music from C Duncan, Ela Orleans, Honeyblood, Konx-om-Pax, Meursault, Mogwai, Pictish Trail, Rachel Newton, RM Hubbert, and Sacred Paws.

Hundreds of music fans made their way to the Paisley Town Hall for the event which included performances from Scottish artists The Spook School, Elephant Sessions, and Be Charlotte.

The entire event was streamed live onto the Music Crowns Facebook page which you can watch here.

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Tayler Ross

At Music Crowns, Tayler’s role as Social Media Content Manager is to source, create and curate social content for new and existing viewers. It is her job to act as the eyes and ears for the team on what’s trending on social media and since joining, she has amassed a wealth of viral successes. Prior to training in social media and digital marketing, she has a history of playing in bands and has a degree in sound engineering.

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