Mogwai won the SAY Award 2021 at a special ceremony in Edinburgh over the weekend.
The award took place virtually last year, but returned to the Scottish city’s beautiful Usher Hall for an eventful evening.
The final shortlist for the SAY Award 2021 was typically eclectic, moving from The Snuts to Joesef via Biffy Clyro and Stanley Odd.
In the end, Mogwai emerged victorious, picking up the trophy for their 10th studio album – and first UK chart No. 1 – ‘As The Love Continues’.
Guitarist Stuart Braithwaite claimed the gong, and dedicated the win to the group’s long-time booking agent Mike Griffiths, who passed away earlier this month.
He commented onstage: “I really was not expecting this. I have not thought of anything to say other than thank you and I wish I’d got steaming. This has been a really mental year for the band. Loads of things have happened that we didn’t think would happen and this is just another. This is nuts.”
He added: “I want to thank everyone who has bought the record, supported the record, played it on radio and all that stuff.”
Elsewhere, rising Edinburgh singing star Lvra scooped the new Sound of Young Scotland Award, while Frightened Rabbit picked up the inaugural Modern Scottish Classic award, for their magnificent album ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’.
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