Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys, The Gentle Good and many more have made it onto the shortlist for this year's Welsh Music Prize.

"It's really exciting to be announcing this shortlist and to see a few established names up against some newcomers," John Rostron comments. "There's so much great music being released from Wales and it's a delight that the Welsh Music Prize helps highlight twelve of these albums. I hope that people will go out and buy the whole bundle for their music loving friends this Christmas and discover some new favourites, as I have through the past year of listening to so many of these records."

"It's been another great year for Welsh albums and the WMP shortlist shows that," Huw Stephens adds. "The online panel came up with this list and there are a lot of great albums that didn't make it. But the albums here are all brilliant and we encourage people to listen to them. We're proud of the reaction to the Welsh Music Prize since we started it three years ago; it's simply about recognising talent and the work that goes in to making these albums. Good luck to all the nominees, and thanks for the great albums you've released!"

The winner will be revealed on November 28th. Check out the shortlisted albums below.

  • 9 Bach - Tincian
  • Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
  • Euros Childs – Situation Comedy
  • Future of the Left – How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
  • Gruff Rhys – American Interior
  • Gulp – Season Sun
  • Joanna Gruesome - Weird Sister
  • Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
  • Samoans – Rescue
  • Slowly Rolling Camera – Slowly Rolling Camera
  • The Gentle Good - Y Bardd Anfarwol
  • The People The Poet – The Narrator