Last Wednesday, Ireland’s music masses turned out in force to find out who was to be crowned overall winner of the annual Choice Music Prize. Now in its fourth year, the award has become one of most highly sought after titles, with the winner being judged purely on their music, as opposed to album sales, popularity or even haircuts. This year was probably one of the most impressive shortlists with 2008 proving to be a great year for Irish album releases. But at the end of the night there could only be one winner and as you all probably know by now, that winner was Jape.
State headed down to Vicar Street on the day, to catch up with some of the acts playing later that night. In this special podcast Jules catches up with Fight Like Apes, Messiah J & the Expert, Halfset and of course the man himself, Jape to talk about albums, prize money and meth-clinics. There’s even a special live recording of “Phil Lynott” thrown in at the end for good measure, so check out what all the fuss was about and enjoy.
State Podcast 009: Choice Music Prize (Right click: save as)
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Photo by Loreana Rushe.