The Stowaway Awards 2014 – Nominations

Here are the nominees for this year’s Stowaway awards:

Best Album

  • Karl Bartos – Off the Record
  • Depeche Mode – Delta Machine
  • Front Line Assembly – Echogenetic
  • Goldfrapp – Tales of Us
  • Little Boots – Nocturnes
  • Marsheaux – Inhale
  • Moby – Innocents
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – English Electric
  • Pet Shop Boys – Electric
  • Tomorrow’s World – Tomorrow’s World

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • Bent – From the Vaults: 1998-2006
  • Electronic – Electronic (Special Edition)
  • I Monster – Swarf
  • Röyksopp / Various Artists – Late Night Tales
  • Sparks – Two Hands One Mouth

Best Remix

  • Crystal Castles – Affection (Tarantula X Remix)
  • Depeche Mode – Should Be Higher (MAPS Remix)
  • Kings of Convenience – Rule My World (Velferd Remix)
  • Marsheaux – So Far (Niadoka Remix)
  • Röyksopp – Running to the Sea (Villa Remix)

Best Video

  • David Bowie – The Next Day
  • Depeche Mode – Heaven
  • Erasure – Gaudete
  • Orbital – Christmas Chime
  • Pet Shop Boys feat. Example – Thursday

Best Newcomer

  • Eccentronic Research Council
  • Phildel
  • Starwalker
  • Tomorrow’s World
  • Woodkid

Check back in a few weeks’ time for the winners to these, and also the Best Artist, Best Live Act, Best Dance Act, and Outstanding Contribution awards.

Chart for stowaways – 30 March 2013

The top ten singles now look like this:

  1. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  2. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights
  3. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  4. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  5. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  6. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  7. Little Boots – Motorway
  8. Phildel – Storm Song
  9. Woodkid – Run Boy Run
  10. Karl Bartos – Atomium

Meanwhile Depeche Mode jump straight up to the top of the albums, holding Claudia Brücken back to number 2 and Karl Bartos to number 3.

Chart for stowaways – 23 March 2013

Apart from the top couple, which I suspect are about to start plummeting, this is probably the least daft top ten singles of the year so far:

  1. Josh Wink – Higher State of Consciousness
  2. Brian Eno – Fractal Zoom
  3. Delerium – Days Turn into Nights
  4. Röyksopp – Running to the Sea
  5. Phildel – Storm Song
  6. Depeche Mode – Heaven
  7. Vanessa Paradis – Love Song
  8. Little Boots – Motorway
  9. Pascal Parisot – Ça Alors
  10. Woodkid – Run Boy Run

Meanwhile, on the albums Claudia Brücken and Karl Bartos are getting ready to take over, and I predict an explosion of Depeche Mode over the next couple of weeks too.

Free mp3 of the week – New Music for 2013 – Island Records

The latest Island Records sampler features the following tracks:

  1. The Weeknd – The Zone
  2. Little Green Cars – Maw Maw
  3. Deep Vally – Ain’t Fair
  4. Angel Haze – New York
  5. Woodkid – Run Boy Run
  6. Willy Moon – She Loves Me
  7. Angel feat. Wretch 32 – Go in, Go Hard
  8. John Newman – Cheating (Acoustic)
  9. AlunaGeorge – Just a Touch
  10. Nina Nesbitt – Boy

I can particularly recommend the Woodkid track, although some of the others are forgettable. Download in full here.

Chart for stowaways – 9 March 2013

The charts are calming down a little now, but there are still a good bunch of odd entries. Here’s this week’s album chart:

  1. Various Artists – Le Pop 2
  2. Various Artists – Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party
  3. Various Artists – Asian Travels, Vol. 1
  4. Dead Can Dance – Spleen and Ideal
  5. Shirley Bassey – The Remix Album: Diamonds Are Forever
  6. Brian Eno – Music for Films
  7. Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
  8. The Presets – Pacifica
  9. Pink Floyd – Relics
  10. Tiësto – Elements of Life

On the singles, new releases from PhildelWoodkid and C2C are shaping up to take the chart over in the next few weeks.