The 2005 Indie Awards Choose Their Winners

Published: 2005-03-04
Kicking off one of the biggest musical events in Canada, the winners of Canadian Music Week's Indie Awards were announced earlier this week. They honour the best in the large group of Canadian artists who don't have the backing of major labels, and therefore truckloads of money. Winners of the 2005 Indies were spread across the board, with everyone from country artist Paul Brandt to electronica act Sekoya to loud rockers Death From Above 1979 taking home awards.

Beloved pop-rock quartet Metric stole the "Favourite Pop Artist/Group" award away from equally beloved Montreal band Stars, while relative newcomers The Waking Eyes pushed Alexisonfire and *gasp* The Arcade Fire out of the "Favourite Group" category. There's no surprise that Interpol nabbed "Favourite International Indie", even though Taking Back Sunday, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Postal Service were also nominated.

For more information on the 2005 Indie Award, and Canadian Music Week in general, go to the official web site at:

The winners of the 2005 Indie Awards are:

Favourite Album: The Trews "House of Ill Fame"
Favourite Single: Thornley "So Far, So Good"
Favourite Solo Artist: Andy Kim
Favourite Group: The Waking Eyes
Favourite Video: Alexisonfire "Accidents"
Favourite International Indie: Interpol
Favourite Blues Artist/Group: The Jimmy Bowskill Band
Favourite Children's Artist/Group: Googol Power
Favourite Classical Artist/Group: Jasper Wood
Favourite Country Artist/Group: Paul Brandt
Favourite Electronica Artist/Group: Sekoya
Favourite Folk/Roots Artist/Group: The Wailin' Jennys
Favourite Francophone Artist/Group: Wilfred Le Bouthillier
Favourite Jazz Artist/Group: Randy Bachman
Favourite Metal Artist/Group: Kataklysm
Favourite Pop Artist/Group: Metric
Favourite Rock Artist/Group: Death From Above 1979
Favourite Urban Artist/Group: Gary Beals
Favourite World Artist/Group: Autorickshaw
Favourite Latin Alternative Artist/Group: Marcelo Trevino

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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