ARTROCKER AWARDS 2011 NOMINEES READY THEMSELVES FOR BATTLE

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Following on from last week’s announcement about the launch of the first-ever Artrocker Awards, which take place on Friday 2 December 2011 at XOYO in London, the bands up for awards have been giving their reactions to being nominated.

“It’s an honour to be nominated for the first Artrocker awards. Just a shame they didn’t have a best looking drummer award,” Bombay Bicycle Club – Band of the Year / Album of the Year / Single of the Year / Live Band of the Year Nominees

“This is a very exciting time for Battles. We have been working very diligently all year at paying homage to an album that, to say the least, we are all very proud of. To be recognized by Artrocker Magazine in the three categories of International Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and Video of the Year, and to share these nominations with such excellent company is not only an honor but an absolutely humbling experience in the wake of all of our efforts this year. As fans of the magazine, we would like to sincerely thank Artrocker and the Artrocker community for their acknowledgement of Battles in each nomination. We are truly grateful for your consideration,” Dave Konopka, Battles – International Band of the Year / Album of the Year / Video of the Year Nominees

“Getting nominated for Best Live Band in the Artrocker Awards is the icing on the cake for a brilliant year for The Jim Jones Revue. We’re also very excited at the prospect of destroying another London venue when we play the Artrocker Awards show!” The Jim Jones Revue – Live Band of the Year Nominees

“We are on tour in Japan right now as I am reading this!!! This is great news! Artrocker is one of the few last magazines that have integrity when it comes to its articles and writing. For us as music fans that is so important. So to be nominated for an award is a real honour for us! And I am not a**kissing here, because I don’t need to 🙂 Atari Teenage Riot says THANK YOU!” Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot – International Band of the Year / Live Band of the Year Nominees

“As a band that like to roam the lands of art and rock, it’s both natural, and a great honour, to be nominated for Band of the Year at the Artrocker Awards,” British Sea Power – Band of the Year Nominees

“We feel honoured and massively appreciative of our nomination for Best Video at the first-ever Artrocker Awards. It means a lot to be shortlisted by such a credible and passionate publication that has been a constant source of support for us and for many of our peers in the UK’s underground music scene. Thanks,” Kingsley, The Chapman Family – Video of the Year Nominee

“It’s damn hot for a band from wet Humberside to be considered for an Award from the uber leftfield love machine that is Artrocker Magazine. The Neat have always loved the mag, it’s Brill baby, so much love for championing our sound we are blissed-out over the nomination. Once again ta and you know dudes sometimes when you a throw a stone it never comes back,” The Neat – Best New Band: New Blood Nominees

“Thanks for nominating us! Art rock forever!” Ringo Deathstarr – Best New Band: New Blood Nominees

See below for the full list of nominations.

You can follow the VIP Awards Ceremony LIVE on Twitter as Artrocker will be tweeting the latest news and winners from the Awards as it happens on twitter.com/ArtrockerTV

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THE 2011 ARTROCKER AWARDS CATEGORIES & NOMINATIONS

BAND OF THE YEAR Award

The Horrors
Bombay Bicycle Club
British Sea Power
Metronomy
Grinderman

INTERNATIONAL BAND OF THE YEAR Award

Battles
LCMDF
White Denim
Atari Teenage Riot
Tweak Bird

ICONS Award sponsored by Farah

Winner to be announced at the Awards

BEST NEW BAND – NEW BLOOD Award sponsored by Original Penguin

Teeth
Ringo Deathstarr
Mojo Fury
The Chevin
DZ Deathrays
The Neat

HEAVY BAND OF THE YEAR Award sponsored by Jägermeister

Turbowolf
Hawk Eyes
The Computers
Civil Civic
Rolo Tomassi

ELECTRO ACT OF THE YEAR Award

Gary Numan
Tom Vek
John Foxx and the Maths
Maria and the Mirrors
Ladytron

LEGEND Award

Winner to be presented at the Awards

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Award sponsored by Olympus

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 Award

Yuck ‘Get Away’
Metronomy ‘The Bay’
Lana Del Rey ‘Video Games’
Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Shuffle’
Tribes ‘We Were Children’

REISSUE OF THE YEAR Award

Can ‘Tago Mago: 40th Anniversary Edition’
The Fall ‘The 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 Award

The Horrors
Bombay Bicycle Club
The Duke Spirit
The Jim Jones Revue
Atari Teenage Riot

VIDEO OF THE YEAR Award

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 Award

Field Day
1234 Festival
SWN Festival
Primavera
Green Man

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Award

Winner be presented at the Awards

More About The Artrocker Awards 2011

ARTROCKER AWARDS PARTNERS

OLYMPUS, ORIGINAL PENGUIN, JAGERMEISTER, FARAH, SAILOR JERRY, BRISKA

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LISTINGS INFO:

ARTROCKER AWARDS LIVE! SHOW
2 DECEMBER 2011 @ XOYO, LONDON
8PM – 3AM
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32-37 Cowper St
London
EC2A 4AW

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