The Stowaway Awards 2013 – Nominations

Awards season is upon us! To celebrate, here are the nominations for our own ceremony, the Stowaway Awards. You already know the results of the Best Track thanks to our countdown the other week, so we’ll just cover the exciting awards.

Best Album

Last year’s winner was Credo by The Human League. The nominees:

  • Air – Le Voyage dans la Lune
  • Apollo 440 – The Future’s What it Used to Be
  • Delerium – Music Box Opera
  • Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  • Metroland – Mind the Gap
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • The Presets – Pacifica
  • Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
  • Sébastien Tellier – My God is Blue
  • Soulsavers – The Light the Dead See

Best Remix

Last year’s winner was Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) by Depeche Mode. The nominees:

  • Gossip – Move in the Right Direction (CSS Remix)
  • Jean Michel Jarre – La Cage (Vitalic Rmx)
  • Ladyhawke – Blue Eyes (Ron Flieger Remix)
  • Tycho – Dive (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)
  • Van She – Jamaica (Mad Professor Dub)

Best Live Act

Last year’s winners were Sparks. The nominees:

  • Gotye
  • Justice
  • Keep Shelly in Athens
  • M83
  • Madness

Best Newcomer

Last year’s winner was Kavinsky. The nominees:

  • Bim
  • The Good Natured
  • Gotye
  • Metroland
  • Soulsavers

Best Artist

Last year’s winners were The Human League. The nominees:

  • Apollo 440
  • Hot Chip
  • I Monster
  • Metroland
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • The Presets
  • Saint Etienne
  • Sébastien Tellier
  • Shit Robot
  • Soulsavers

The full and exciting ceremony will take place in mid-February. Next week, we’ll start looking in detail at what’s been going on at the Brit Awards.

Chart for stowaways – 27 October 2012

Usual suspects again, but with lots of bouncing up and down on the singles chart this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  2. Delerium – Monarch
  3. Metroland – Inner City Transport
  4. The Good Natured – Video Voyeur
  5. The Orb feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry – Ball of Fire
  6. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire
  7. Réplica feat. Client – Sorry
  8. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths
  9. Bim – Lights Out
  10. Metroland – Moscow Train

With a whole load of weird stuff going on further down the chart. On the albums, Metroland are still number one but Pet Shop Boys‘ Elysium is now descending down the chart like a bobsleigh.

Chart for stowaways – 22 September 2012

Pet Shop Boys kindly took a week off being at number one last week, but they’re back already with their next single Leaving which gives them no fewer than three top ten hits this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  2. Delerium – Monarch
  3. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths
  4. Metroland – Moscow Train
  5. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  6. Apollo 440 – Odessa Dubstep
  7. Pet Shop Boys – Memory of the Future
  8. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire
  9. Marsheaux – FischerPrice
  10. Bim – Lights Out

There’s just a very minor reshuffle and a couple of re-entries on the albums, but nothing much going on over there right now.

Chart for stowaways – 15 September 2012

Well look at this! After a few fairly stagnant weeks, there are big changes at the top! The singles look like this:

  1. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths
  2. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  3. Delerium – Monarch
  4. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  5. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire
  6. Apollo 440 – Odessa Dubstep
  7. Bim – Lights Out
  8. Metroland – Enjoying the View
  9. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars
  10. Soulsavers – Take Me Back Home

Pet Shop Boys also enter at 16 with Memory of the Future and hold the number one breaker with Your Early Stuff. The albums include a full-on PSB onslaught, at numbers 1, 12, 18, and 20, while Apollo 440 enter at number 2.

Chart for stowaways – 1 September 2012

Yes, well the albums chart is even more loopy than it was last week now, but we’ve not seen the singles for a while, so here are both charts this week. Singles:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  2. Delerium – Monarch
  3. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths
  4. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Higher Than the Stars
  5. Bim – Lights Out

… and albums:

  1. Chicane – Thousand Mile Stare
  2. Jean Michel Jarre – Essentials & Rarities
  3. Metroland – Mind the Gap
  4. Sandra – The Platinum Collection
  5. Saint Etienne – So Tough