With just over a month to go until this year’s Xperia Access Q Awards, today (9 September) we can reveal the 2014 shortlist.
Following the first phase of ‘open voting’, we’ve narrowed down the field and now it’s up to you to pick who will win on 22 October at the ceremony hosted by Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell.
Kate Bush‘s comeback residency at London’s Eventim Apollo after a 35-year absence from the stage earns her first ever nomination for Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club. She’s also nominated for the coveted Best Act In The World Today Award presented by Buster + Punch.
Kasabian lead the nominations this year and have the chance to collect four awards, with nominations for Best Track presented by Absolute Radio (Eez-eh), Best Album for 48:13, Best Act In The World Today and Best Live Act following their headline slot at this year’s Glastonbury. Arctic Monkeys have three nominations – for Best Video (Arabella), Best Act In The World Today and, having just headlined the Reading And Leeds Festivals, they are among the contenders for Best Live Act.
Jamie xx, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Elbow all get the nod in the Best Video category while Ed Sheeran is up for the Best Solo Artist award presented by Citroën, alongside Jake Bugg. Meanwhile Sam Smith, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Damon Albarn and Arcade Fire will each compete to take home two awards.
Additionally, as a measure of the variety and depth of this year’s emerging talent, Best New Act presented by Xperia Access features 10 nominated artists.
You can vote for each category in this year’s awards via Qthemusic.com now – here is a full list of nominees in each category.
Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access
The Fat White Family
Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Lorde – Royals
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Kasabian – Eez-eh
Q Best Video
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Elbow – New York Morning
Coldplay – Magic
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Q Best Album presented by RAYMOND WEIL
Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Kasabian – 48:13
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
The Black Keys – Turn Blue
Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch
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