The nominees for the inaugural Artrocker Awards were recently announced, with winners due to be revealed at XOYO in London on 2 Dec.
Artrocker Editor Marc Sallis told CMU: “A lot of awards these days are made to fill up time on TV and fill pages in glossy magazines spreads, Artrocker aims to make its first ever awards about the music, the bands and giving the public a great gig 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. The inaugural Artrocker Awards are cutting back the ever-expanding gloss and going for the true spirit of music; there will be no fireworks, stage tricks and countless re-takes, it’s quite simply rock n roll in its simplest and rawest form”.
Not lighting fireworks will be Radio 1′s Jen Long, who will host the ceremony, and just getting on with playing live will be Gruff Rhys and The Jim Jones Revue. There will also be DJ sets from Tim Burgess, Gary Numan, Tribes, Is Tropical, Heavenly Jukebox and others.
Here are the no frills rock n roll nominations in full:
Band Of The Year: The Horrors, Bombay Bicycle Club, British Sea Power, Metronomy, Grinderman
International Band Of The Year: Battles, LCMDF, White Denim, Atari Teenage Riot, Tweak Bird
Best New Band: Teeth, Ringo Deathstarr, Mojo Fury, The Chevin, DZ Deathrays
Heavy Band Of The Year: Turbowolf, Hawk Eyes, The Computers, Civil Civic, Rolo Tomassi
Electro Act Of The Year: Gary Numan, Tom Vek, John Foxx And The Maths, Maria And The Mirrors, Ladytron
Album Of The Year: Battles – Gloss Drop, Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo, The Horrors – Skying, Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind Of Fix, Deerhoof – Deerhoof Vs Evil
Single Of The Year: Yuck – Get Away, Metronomy – The Bay, Lana Del Rey – Video Games, Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle, Tribes – We Were Children
Reissue Of The Year: Can – Tago Mago: 40th Anniversary Edition, The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace: Omnibus Edition, The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy: Special Edition, John Foxx & Harold Budd featuring Ruben Garcia – Nighthawks, Nirvana – Nevermind: 20th Anniversary Edition
Live Band Of The Year: The Horrors, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Duke Spirit, The Jim Jones Revue, Atari Teenage Riot
Video Of The Year: Tribes – Sappho, Is Tropical – The Greeks, Frankie And The Heartstrings -Hunger, Battles featuring Gary Numan – My Machines, The Chapman Family – Anxiety
Festival Of The Year: Field Day, 1234 Festival, SWN Festival, Primavera, Green Man