Raise a dram: the inaugural Scottish Album Of The Year award has gone to Everything’s Getting Older, the collaborative LP from lugubrious double act Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells.
Moffat and Wells triumphed over the likes of Rustie’s Glass Swords and Mogwai’s Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will. As winners, the pair haul home a £20,000 booty. As The Quietus note, a shortlist was created by public vote, with a panel picking the winner.
In Moffat’s words: “It’s fantastic. I still can’t quite believe it. Obviously we’re very, very happy. It was a great shortlist. The Scottish Album of the Year Award is all about is introducing people to a wide variety of different types music – the award is very, very important from an industry point of view too and we hope there are many more of them.”
Moffat remains best known as one half of scuzzy troubadours Arab Strap, although we’re still extremely partial to his multimedia erotic suite I Can Hear Your Heart. Multi-instrumentalist Wells, meanwhile, has collaborated with everyone from Barbara Morgenstern to The Pastels.