Florence And The Machine lead field for Mojo awards
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Chart stars Florence And The Machine lead the field for music awards bash the Mojo Honours this year after being shortlisted for four gongs, it was announced today.
The Brit-winning act, led by Florence Welch, is nominated as breakthrough act, best live act, best album for Lungs and song of the year for You've Got The Love.
Rock act Kasabian are up for three titles at the annual awards ceremony hosted by music magazine Mojo.
The quartet compete for best live act, song of the year for Fire and best album for West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley are both up for a pair of prizes.
The Honours, now in their seventh year, pay tribute to music legends, contemporary artists and unsung heroes at an event on June 10 at The Brewery in London.
Also in the best album category are Hawley's Truelove's Gutter, harpist Joanna Newsom's Have One On Me and Paul Weller's Wake Up The Nation.
Space rock veterans Hawkwind were announced today as one of the honorary award winners, as they were named Mojo Mavericks.
The band led by Dave Brock, has been performing for more than 40 years and has been a staple of the festival circuit, as well as influencing dozens of acts. Hawkwind were this afternoon playing at a launch event at HMV in Oxford Street for this year's awards, along with breakthrough act nominees The Jim Jones Revue.
Phil Alexander, Mojo's editor-in-chief, said: "As the list of previous winners ably roves, the Mojo Maverick award is reserved for those that have cut across genres, shattered taboos, and that have made music on their own terms. In their rich, eventful and illustrious career Hawkwind have done all these things and quite a lot more."
The full nominations announced today are:
* Best album
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Florence And The Machine - Lungs
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation
* Best live act
Florence And The Machine
* Breakthrough act
The Jim Jones Revue
Florence And The Machine
The Low Anthem
Mumford And Sons
* Compilation of the year (all various artists)
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* Song of the year
Richard Hawley - Open Up Your Door
Florence And The Machine - You've Got The Love
Kasabian - Fire
Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
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