The Stowaway Awards 2015

After we announced the nominees a few weeks back, the internet has been abuzz with excitement about the 2015 Stowaways. Who will win these coveted non-existent awards?

Best Track

  • Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument

This was of course already revealed a few weeks back with a full countdown. Despite two exceptional back catalogues to draw upon, this is the first Best Track award for either artist.

Best Album

  • William Orbit – Strange Cargo 5

He has a few past wins under his belt for Best Artist and Best Producer but this is his first Best Album. The full list of nominees was covered in the previous post above.

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed

Grabbing his first ever Stowaway award, after only ever having been nominated previously. The full list of nominees was covered in the previous post above.

Best Video

  • Erlend Øye – Garota

It’s been quiet for Erlend since his 2004 Best International Artist win, but 2015 sees him grab the Best Video.

Best Newcomer

  • Diamond Version

The full list of nominees was covered in the previous post above.

Best Artist

  • William Orbit

Orbit won this award in 2001 and 2011, so now takes home his third Stowaway for Best Artist. The full list of nominees was covered in the previous post above.

Best Live Act

  • Massive Attack

Beating off stiff competition with their exceptional tour. The full list of nominees was covered in the previous post above.

Best Remix

  • Röyksopp & Robyn “Do It Again” (Moby Remix)

Röyksopp won this award previously way back in 2003 with the Someone Else’s remix of Remind Me.

Best Dance Act / Remixer

  • Shit Robot

With only one previous nomination, Shit Robot makes his Stowaways debut.

Outstanding Contribution

  • Röyksopp

Well-deserved winners of the 2015 Stowaway Outstanding Contribution award, Röyksopp‘s final album (in that format) and penultimate album (not quite in that format) both rode high on the Chart for stowaways for months on end last year.

The 2014 Stowaways were announced here, and the 2013 Stowaways here.

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Singles chart of the year 2014 for stowaways

As in 2013, this year’s singles chart has been a little skewed by the same few artists, including Röyksopp grabbing the entire top three, so we’ll take some highlights for a bit of variety. First, here’s the top 10:

  1. Röyksopp feat. Susanne Sundfør – Running to the Sea *
  2. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
  3. Röyksopp & Robyn – Monument
  4. William Orbit – Water from a Vine Leaf
  5. Röyksopp & Robyn – Every Little Thing
  6. Röyksopp & Robyn – Sayit
  7. E-Zee Possee – The Sun Machine
  8. Dirty Vegas – Let the Night
  9. Apollo 440 – Liquid Cool
  10. The London Authority (The Beloved) – Baby Sheik

* Number 1 in 2013 – making it number 1 of the year for two years running!

Here are some highlights from outside the top ten:

  • 12. William Orbit – On Wings
  • 13. Mike Oldfield – Sentinel
  • 14. William Orbit feat. Beth Orton – I Paint What I See
  • 17. Saint Etienne – Pocket Call
  • 21. The Grid – Heartbeat
  • 22. Kraftwerk – The Robots
  • 34. I Monster – Devils on Horseback
  • 37. Erasure – Breathe
  • 39. Napoleon – You Could ❤ This
  • 44. Diamond Version with Neil Tennant – Were You There

See also Singles chart of the year 2013 for stowawaysSingles chart of the year 2012 for stowaways.

The Stowaway Awards 2015 – Nominations

Now it’s time for the moment you’ve all been waiting for over the entirety of 2014. Who will be nominated for the Stowaway awards 2015?

Best Album

  • Erasure – The Violet Flame
  • The Future Sound of London – Environment Five
  • Dieter Meier – Out of Chaos
  • William Orbit – Strange Cargo 5
  • Erlend Øye – Legao
  • Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
  • Shit Robot – We Got a Love
  • Simian Mobile Disco – Whorl
  • Sébastien Tellier – L’Aventura
  • Ben Watt – Hendra

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed
  • Camouflage – Singles
  • Depeche Mode – Life in Berlin
  • Erasure – Greatest Hits Live
  • Moby – Hotel Ambient

Best Newcomer

  • Clark
  • Diamond Version
  • MIKRO
  • Mulu
  • Shelter

Best Artist

  • Napoleon
  • William Orbit
  • Erlend Øye
  • Sébastien Tellier
  • Zero 7

Best Live Act

  • Depeche Mode
  • Erasure
  • Massive Attack
  • Moby
  • Pet Shop Boys

The results will turn up in a few weeks’ time, and we’ll move onto the BRIT Awards in a couple of days…

Top tracks of 2014 – Diamond Version

Pet Shop Boys‘ own input to 2014 was pretty minimal (the Flourescent 12″ single which was released for Record Store Day and a special Prom were their main contributions, and neither was quite up to the standard of 2013’s breathtaking Electric album). In his spare time, however, Neil Tennant also contributed to Diamond Version‘s album CI with this track, Were You There. Number 8 on our countdown of 2014.

Chart for stowaways – 26 July 2014

A bit of a reshuffle on the singles this week:

  1. Saint Etienne – Pocket Call
  2. Delerium – Monarch
  3. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do it Again
  4. Napoleon – Dawn
  5. William Orbit – On Wings
  6. Mikro – Full Speed Ahead
  7. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct
  8. The Chanteuse and The Crippled Claw – Are You One?
  9. Diamond Version with Neil Tennant – Were You There
  10. Röyksopp & Robyn – Every Little Thing

Chart for stowaways – 19 July 2014

Here are this week’s top ten singles:

  1. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do it Again
  2. Saint Etienne – Pocket Call
  3. Napoleon – Dawn
  4. Delerium – Monarch
  5. Mikro – Full Speed Ahead
  6. William Orbit – On Wings
  7. Diamond Version with Neil Tennant – Were You There
  8. Röyksopp & Robyn – Every Little Thing
  9. Pet Shop Boys – Love is a Bourgeois Construct
  10. VCMG – EP3 – Aftermaths

On the albums, William Orbit holds on to the top spot for yet another week with Strange Cargo 5 and Röyksopp & Robyn are still close behind with their EP.

Chart for stowaways – 12 July 2014

The top 10 singles this week:

  1. Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again
  2. Saint Etienne – Pocket Call
  3. Napoleon – Dawn
  4. William Orbit – On Wings
  5. Mikro – Full Speed Ahead
  6. Delerium – Monarch
  7. Diamond Version feat. Neil Tennant – Were You There
  8. Röyksopp & Robyn – Every Little Thing
  9. William Orbit feat. Beth Orton – I Paint What I See
  10. Röyksopp & Robyn – Sayit