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Jape Wins Choice Music Prize For The Second Time

News just in. Jape has won The 2012 Choice Music Prizethe second time he’s won the award! Was not the result I expected, but then again nothing surprises me with these awards. Awesome achievement to win it twice, fair play.

By Conor Kelly

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Choice Music Prize Announced Tonight

The Choice Music Prize 2012 for Irish album of the year will be announced tonight (March 8th). The event itself is Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and is sold out. For those not attending, the show is live on Paul McCloone’s show on Today FM from 7pm this evening.

The nominations for the award are as follows: And So I Watch You From Afar-Gangs, Bell X1Bloodless Coup, Cashier No. 9-To The Death of Fun, Lisa HanniganPassenger, The Japanese PopstarsControlling Your Alliegance, JapeOcean Of Frequency, Patrick Kellagher & His Cold Dead HandsGolden Syrup, PugwashThe Olympus Sounds, TieranniesaurTieranniesaur and We Cut Corners-Today I Learned I Could Go Home Backwards. 

All the albums are really good, so it is hard to make predictions. If I was going for my favourite, I would want We Cut Corners to win because I love them. If I was going for a sentimental win, it would be Bell X1 for all the years they’ve been nominated. The ones I probably think will win are Cashier No.9. They are the favourites. I’ll have the results updated later on in some dreamy state.

By Conor Kelly

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Choice Music Nominations 2012 Announced

The 2012 Choice Music Nominations have been announced. Here they are:

1. And So I Watch You From Afar-Gangs

2. Bell X1-Bloodless Coup

3. Cashier No. 9-To The Death of Fun

4. Lisa Hannigan-Passenger

5. The Japanese Popstars-Controlling Your Alliegance

6. Jape-Ocean Of Frequency

7. Patrick Kellagher & His Cold Dead Hands-Golden Syrup

8. Pugwash-The Olympus Sounds

9. Tieranniesaur-Tieranniesaur

10. We Cut Corners-Today I Learned I Could Go Home Backwards

Words By Conor Kelly

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The Top Ten Albums Of 2011: Number 9

Number 9: And So I Watch You From Afar-Gangs

Unquestionably the Irish album of the year in my opinion, Belfast instrumental band And So I Watch You From Afar probably got the least press attention. The trio produce math-rock/post-rock with extraordinary instrumentation and skill. Their second album ‘Gangs’ was a shock to me upon discovering it, as I didn’t think an Irish band anywhere had this attention to detail and talent. ‘BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION’ is a sight to behold when played live and it is a terrific start to this. ‘Think:Breathe:Destroy’ is terrific while ‘Lifeproof’ is a fitting finale.

Words By Conor Kelly

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