Shout out to the underdogs.
Heroes in Hiding, a Dublin-based alternative folk-rock quartet, have been working hard since the release of their debut EP Hush in 2014.
They're regulars on the festival circuit with performances at Electric Picnic, Forbidden Fruit, Castlepalooza, Life Festival and even internationally at Iceland's Secret Solstice festival.
Without the help of a record label, they released their album Curtains in October 2016 and its single Hospital has been nominated for RTE's Choice Music Prize Song, alongside some of Ireland's music heavyweights.
The only other self-released song to be included on the shortlist is Who Knows from Dublin's indie rock band Raglans.
The Coronas – What A love (Island)
Hare Squead – If I Ask (Sony)
Heroes in Hiding – Hospital (Self Released)
Niall Horan – This Town (Capitol)
James Vincent McMorrow – Rising Water (Faction)
Picture This – Take My Hand (Warner Music)
Raglans – Who Knows (Self Released)
Saint Sister – Tin Man (Communion)
Soulé – Love No More (Diffusion Labs)
To vote for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Song of the Year 2016 visit https://2fm.rte.ie/. Votes are limited to one per person per day and to residents of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, March 5.