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 – 28 July 2012

All change on the singles chart this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  2. Hot Chip – Now There is Nothing
  3. Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music
  4. Sébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville
  5. Soulsavers – Longest Day
  6. My Robot Friend – Goodbye
  7. Ladytron – Ace of Hz
  8. Portishead – The Rip
  9. Gossip – Move in the Right Direction
  10. Hot Chip – Night and Day

There are a number of entries for Chicane, Hot Chip, and Saint Etienne bubbling under just outside the top ten.  On the albums, Hot Chip score a fourth week at the top, while Sébastien Tellier sneaks up to number two, Ladytron jump in at four, and Jean Michel Jarre enters at nine.

Chart for stowaways – 21 July 2012

Back on the bus. The top ten singles this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  2. My Robot Friend – Goodbye
  3. Soulsavers – Longest Day
  4. Gossip – Move in the Right Direction
  5. Hot Chip – Night and Day
  6. Portishead – The Rip
  7. Sébastien Tellier – Divine
  8. Pet Shop Boys – Invisible
  9. Annie – Anthonio
  10. Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music

Fourth week at the top for PSB (two weeks for Invisible followed by two for Winner. Hot Chip are still topping the albums for the third week, and are about to break onto the single chart big time. Finally, Sébastien Tellier dominates the albums with My God is Blue in at 3 and Sexuality slipping to 12.

Compiled for Music for stowaways by ROLLO from a sample of one person’s listens.

Chart for stowaways – 7 July 2012

The top ten singles this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Invisible
  2. Sébastien Tellier – Divine
  3. Pet Shop Boys – Winner
  4. Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music
  5. Hot Chip – Night and Day
  6. Shit Robot – Teenage Bass
  7. My Robot Friend – Goodbye
  8. Soulsavers – Longest Day
  9. Kontravoid – Silent Visions
  10. Gossip – Move in the Right Direction

A second week at number one for PSB. Meanwhile, Hot Chip catapult to the top slot on the album chart, pushing Saint Etienne off after their five week stay at the top.

Compiled for Music for stowaways by ROLLO from a sample of one person’s listens.