Music Award finalists announced
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 6:37p.m.
By Jenny Suo and 3 News online staff
It's been more than 30 years since Toy Love broke up, but the group - led by singer Chris Knox will be inducted into New Zealand's music hall of fame later this year.
The announcement was made in Auckland this evening, where the hot favourites for the New Zealand music awards were also named.
While Toy Love was only together for two years from the late 70's, they certainly left an impression and former member Paul Keen says the band is honoured by the award.
Kimbra lead the charge with 6 nominations for this year's awards, including album of the year and best female solo artist.
Home Brew and Six60 both have five nods, contending with each other for 3 of them.
Gin Wigmore has been nominated for four awards, and Opossom have three.
Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards finalists for 2012
Best Male Solo Artist
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Seth Haapu – Seth Haapu
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Best Female Solo Artist
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine
Kimbra – Vows
Ladyhawke – Anxiety
FOUR Best Group
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Six60 – Six60
Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Annah Mac – Little Stranger
Album of The Year
The Adults – The Adults
Vodafone Single of The Year
Annah Mac – Girl in Stilettos
Gin Wigmore – Black Sheep
Kimbra – Warrior
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
The Adults – Nothing To Lose
Rockshop Best Rock Album
The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
Clap Clap Riot – Counting Spins
Head Like a Hole – Blood Will Out
The Edge Best Pop Album
Bic Runga – Belle
Kimbra - Vows
Best Alternative Album
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unkown Mortal Orchestra
Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Adeaze – Rise & Shine
Savage – Mayhem & Miracles
Best Roots Album
Hollie Smith – Hollie Smith & Mara TK Band of Brothers Vol.1
The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Tomorrow People – ONE
Best Electronica Album
Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
NZ On Air Best Music Video
Special Problems – Take a Picture (David Dallas)
Special Problems – The Sun (The Naked and Famous)
Special Problems – My Calculator (Zowie)
Best Maori Album
Ria Hall – Ria Hall
Upper Hutt Posse – Declaration of Resistance
Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns – Te More
Best Gospel / Christian Album
Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers
Rapture Ruckus – Open Your Eyes
The Ember Days – Emergency
KBB Music Best Classical Album
Anthony Ritchie and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – A Bugle Will Do
Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara
Eve de Castro-Robinson – Releasing the Angel
Vodafone People’s Choice Award
New Zealand Herald Legacy Award
2012 Critics’ Choice
Loui the Zu
Technical Awards (winners)
Best Album Cover to Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)
MAINZ Best Engineer to Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)
MAINZ Best Producer to Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)
The VNZMAs hosted by Shannon Ryan and
Ben Boyce will screen on FOUR, live from 8:30pm on Thursday November 1st and
will be streamed at www.four.co.nz
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21/10/2012 9:56:57 p.m.
6/10/2012 1:36:37 a.m.
GO Six60. The most amazing live performance I have ever seen. I saw them in London. Going to see them in New York for the CMJ music marathon!!
4/10/2012 10:00:54 a.m.
They work really hard to get where they are. Good on them. I probably wont be waatching due to work commitments, but all the best to them.
3/10/2012 8:21:01 p.m.
I don't think these awards mean much to the average Kiwi. It's probbaly just a chance for the industry pretend at being stars, a wine or ten and generally exchange gossip.
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