Snow Patrol and THE Divine Comedy are among the 10 acts whose albums have been shortlisted for Ireland's annual Choice Prize.
Snow Patrol's EYES OPEN and The Divine Comedy's VICTORY FOR THE COMIC NURSE will compete for the honour, now in its second year, at Dublin venue Vicar Street on 28 February (07).
JULIE FEENEY won the inaugural Choice Prize for her debut album 13 SONGS last year (06).
The ten shortlisted albums for the 2007 Choice Prize are:
DIRECTOR - WE THRIVE ON BIG CITIES
THE DIVINE COMEDY - VICTORY FOR THE COMIC MUSE
THE DUKE SPECIAL - SONGS FROM THE DEEP FOREST
THE IMMEDIATE - IN TOWERS AND CLOUDS
DAVID KITT - NOT FADE AWAY
MESSIAH J + THE EXPERT - NOW THIS I HAVE TO HEAR
FIONN REGAN - THE END OF HISTORY
REPUBLIC OF LOOSE - AAAGH!
SI SCHROEDER - COPING MECHANISMS
SNOW PATROL - EYES OPEN.