The Choice Music Prize - the competition that awards the best Irish album of 2006 - reveals its shortlist on Wednesday 10th January. Then on the 28th of February, all the nominees will play at Vicar Street and the winner will be announced.
Likely candidates for the shortlist? I predict the following:
Republic of Loose
I want Republic of Loose to win, but I reckon The Immediate will, which is cool, because they are awesome too.