Artrocker has announced its second awards show, after launching the Artrocker Awards last year. Voting in the various categories opened this morning, and the prizes will be handed out at the Sebright Arms in London on 7 Dec.
Artrocker Editor Marc Sallis told CMU: “The second annual Artrocker Awards will follow on from where the last one finished – at the bar. The Artrocker Awards are about the music, the bands and giving the industry and the public a great event with a line-up that will recall the heady days of The Brats and inject some much needed drunken fun and rock n roll back into the industry. It’s rock n roll in its simplest and rawest form”.
And the nominees are…
Band Of The Year: Django Django, Arctic Monkeys, Toy, The Black Keys, The Maccabees
International Band Of The Year: Liars, A Place To Bury Strangers, Japandroids, Atari Teenage Riot, Tame Impala
Best New Band: Dark Horses, Spectres, Savages, Tall Ships, Towns, Citizens!, Howler, Fear Of Men, Dog is Dead, 2:54
Heavy Band Of The Year: Pulled Apart By Horses, Black Moth, Gallows, Turbowolf, DZ Deathrays
Electro Act Of The Year: Crystal Castles, Gum Takes Tooth, Dirty Beaches, Atari Teenage Riot, Public Service Broadcasting
Album Of The Year: Toy – Toy, Children – Apnea, The Futureheads – Rant, Django Django – Django Django, Tim Burgess – Oh No I Love You
Single Of The Year: Mystery Jets – Greatest Hits, Egyptian Hip Hop ‘Yoro Diallo, Tall Ships – Gallop, Dark Horses – Radio, Now Now – Threads
Reissue Of The Year: My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything’ & ‘Loveless (Re-mastered), Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists (20th Anniversary Edition), Royal Trux – Accelorator, Blur – 21: The Box, Dr Feelgood – All Through The City (1974-1977)
Live Band Of The Year: The Black Keys, TOY, Bo Ningen, Antlered Man, DZ Deathrays
Video Of The Year: The Duke Spirit – Glorious, Tame Impala – Elephant, Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?, Wet Nuns – Why So Cold?, Django Django – Hail Bop’
Festival Of The Year: 1234 Festival, Swn Festival, Southsea Festival, Bestival, Green Man
Vote yourself silly here.