Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Download Music Awards Press Release

THE FORES, JESS CLAYTON, THE CORRESPONDENTS, SOBER, ANA FREE, RACING GLACIERS, SINCERE, RICHIE HAWTIN, CAROUSEL are just some of the acts nominated for this year's Download Music Awards!

Today the annual Download Music Awards announces the nominees for this year's highly anticipated Awards Show taking place on the 9th of November.
Each year artists from around the UK are given the fantastic opportunity to be nominated for 10 categories, whilst thousands of fans vote to decide which artist wins in each category. 
Previous winners the Saturdays won The Best Newcomer category at the first ever Download Music award in 2009, and have gone on to become the number one artist in the UK and internationally.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9GHITKOKPY

Leicester based group 'The Fores' are amongst this years nominees in several categories, including Best Newcomer, Best Music Video, and Best Single going head to head with artists such as Ana Free, Gemma Mewse, and Wildflowers.  
Other Nominees include acoustic songstress 'Jess Clayton' who is looking to steal Best Single, and four-piece indie folk band 'Racing Glaciers' who have their sights set on Best Album, if competition from 'The Correspondents' isn't too much to handle!

The Download Music Awards is held in association with British Music Week, The International Independent Charts, and the Official European Charts. The awards ceremony was launched in 2009 to recognise the achievement of independent artists, DJ's, and bands throughout all different genre's of music including: rock, pop, acoustic, indie, electronic, and urban to name a few.

The Voting goes live from Tuesday, 30th October – 7th November
Email: voting@downloadmusicawards.org
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For tickets email: laurence@independentcharts.org
Or buy them online here: http://downloadmusicawards.eventbrite.co.uk/

The Full list of the Download Music Awards Nominations is as follows:

Best Newcomer 
The Fores
Cold Fields
Moonjets
Jakobi
Ana Free
Chameleon Boy
Gemma Mewse
Kritikal
Nothing North of Alaska
The Boondock Hippy
Tom Bradley
Wildflowers
Zephyr Reign
Carousel
Sober 
Best Indie Act 
Will and the People
Carousel
Cold Fields
Moonjets
Jakobi
Moral Dilemma
Jess Clayton
Black Vendetta
Fred Irwin
Tiger Lilly

Best Acoustic Act 
Carousel
Tom Bradley
The Boondock Hippy
Nothing North of Alaska
Jess Clayton
Fred Irwin

Best Live Performance 
Moonjets
Ana Free
George Montague
Mercury Underground
Wildflowers
Grania
Tiger Lilly

Best Music Video  
Sober – Tipsy
Carousel – Big Issue
The Fores – Let Go
Will and the People – Lion in the Morning Sun
Cold Fields – Never Get Back

Best Single 
Ana Free – Electrical Storm
Cold Fields – Never Get Back
Gemma Mewse – Feels So Right
Sober – Tipsy
Jess Clayton – Voice for the Voiceless
Nothing North of Alaska – Memphis Time
Racing Glaciers – South
The Fores – Let Go
Tom Bradley – Sandy Shoes
Wildflowers – Took me to the River
Carousel – Big Issue

Best Album 
George Montague – Have you met George
Kritikal – Urban Poetry
Racing Glaciers – Racing Glaciers
Zephyr Reign – Tempus Fugit
Becoming Real – Solar Dreams/Neon Decay
The Correspondents – What's happened to Soho
Eugene McGuinness – The Invitation to the Voyage
Everything Everything – Arc
Daytona Lights – The Modern Landscape

Best Urban Act 
Sober
Redz
Fliptrix
Sincere
Dot Rotten
Sneakbo
Cashtastic
Kritikal
Best DJ
DJ Pioneer
DJ Target
Logan Sama
Andy Moor
Richie Hawtin
Toddla T

Best Website 
Cold Fields – www.cold-fields.com
Fred Irwin – www.fredirwin.com
Tiger Lilly – www.tigerlillymusic.co.uk
George Montague – www.georgemontague.com
The Boondock Hippy – www.theboondockhippy.com
Fear of Fiction – www.fearoffiction.com
Jess Clayton – www.jessclayton.com

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