Canadian Independent Music Award Nominees

Published: 2005-01-24
Part of the annual Canadian Music Week brouhaha includes the Canadian Independent Music Awards. The Indies honour all those artists who are making a name for themselves and finding success all without the backing of a major label. Many of Canada's best and brightest find themselves in the world of independent music, so there's no better way to kick off Canadian Music Week.

Hype machine bands like controller.controller, The Arcade Fire, and Metric are all up for awards, but the likes of Paul Brandt, La Chicane, and Kid Koala are all nominees for an Indie as well. It looks like there will be a tight race for Favourite Album this year. The albums on the shortlist are Broken Social Scene chanteuse Feist's 'Let It Die'; controller.controller's breakthrough EP 'History'; Neko Case's sometime backing band The Sadies' 'Favourite Colours'; pop-punk favourites Sum 41's 'Chuck'; and The Trews' well-received 'House of Ill Fame'.

The Indies will be taking place on March 2nd in Toronto, kicking off Canadian Music Week 2005, which lasts until March 5th. For a full list of Indie nominees, go to www.cmw.net.

Some of the nominees for the Canadian Independent Music Awards:

Favourite Album:

controller.controller 'History'
Feist 'Let It Die'
Sadies 'Favourite Colours'
Sum 41 'Chuck'
The Trews 'House of Ill Fame'

Favourite Single:

Boy 'Same Old Song'
Jakalope 'Pretty Life'
The Stills 'Still In Love Song'
Thornley 'So Far, So Good'
The Trews 'Tired of Waiting'

Favourite Solo Artist:

Andy Kim
Jimmy Rankin
Joel Kroeker
Jorane
Tal Bachman

Favourite Group:

Alexisonfire
The Arcade Fire
C'MON
The Illuminati
The Waking Eyes

Favourite International Indie:

Death Cab For Cutie
Interpol
Taking Back Sunday
The Postal Service
Sugarcult

Favourite Country Artist/Group:

Aaron Pritchett
Beverly Mahood
Doc Walker
Jason McCoy
Paul Brandt

Favourite Electronica Artist/Group:

Chromeo
Interstellar
Kid Koala
Sixtoo
Sekoya

Favourite Francophone Artist/Group:

Boom Desjardins
Corneille
La Chicane
Stephanie Lapointe
Wilfred Le Bouthillier

Favourite Metal Artist/Group:

The End
Kataklysm
Malefaction
The Reason
Three Inches of Blood

Favourite Pop Artist/Group:

Gordie Sampson
Maren Ord
Metric
MIR
Stars

Favourite Rock Artist/Group:

Death From Above 1979
Doctor
The Golden Dogs
State of Shock
Tin Foil Phoenix

Favourite Urban Artist/Group:

Dead Celebrity Status
Gary Beals
Ray Robinson
The Sweatshop Union
Universal Soul

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

   

 

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