BestNewBands Announces 2014 Newbie Awards Nominees
November 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM (PT)
BESTNEWBANDS.COM, a top destination for reviews, interviews and news about the world’s best emerging recording artists, has announced the nominees of its third annual 2014 NEWBIE AWARDS,
Three acts from overseas — Irish singer-songwriter HOZIER (two), British soul singer SAM SMITH (three) and English singer-songwriter FKA TWIGS (born TAHLIAH BARNETT) (two) —earned multiple nominations.
This year’s nominees (listed alphabetically):
BEST NEW BAND: THE LONE BELLOW, ROYAL BLOOD, SAN FERMIN, TEMPLES, THE WILD FEATHERS.
BEST NEW MALE ARTIST: BENJAMIN BOOKER, HOZIER, VANCE JOY, SAM SMITH
BEST NEW FEMALE ARTIST: BANKS, COURTNEY BARNETT, FKA TWIGS, MØ, SHARON VAN ETTEN
BEST NEW ALBUM: GARY CLARK JR., "GARY CLARK JR. Live," FKA TWIGS, "LP1," THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART, "Days Of Abandon," SAM SMITH, "In The Lonely Hour," THE WAR ON DRUGS, "Lost In The Dream"
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST: ALT-J, BASTILLE, CHANCE THE RAPPER, HOZIER, KONGOS, SAM SMITH
The winners will be announced in early DECEMBER by the site’s editorial staff, based on feedback from our readers and the artists’ recording and touring activity from NOVEMBER 1st, 2013–OCTOBER 31st, 2014.
BESTNEWBANDS.COM's LOS ANGELES-based founder and publisher, TOM CROSTHWAITE, said: “When we look back each year, it never fails to amaze me how remarkable a year it was for new music. This diverse list of exceptional talent shows that 2014 was no exception.”
The site's NEW YORK-based Chief Marketing Officer GREG BRODSKY, who created the NEWBIE AWARDS, said: “We strive every day to become a must-visit content aggregator for new music fans while offering marketers a great destination to reach our target audience of 18-34 year-olds.”
BESTNEWBAND.COM’s previous NEWBIE AWARDS winners include CHVRCHES, TAME IMPALA, SHAKEY GRAVES, GARY CLARK JR., LORDE, ELLIE GOULDING, LUCIOUS, FRAN OCEAN and PASSION PIT.