La Sera - Break My Heart

Sic Alps - Glyphs

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

London's Local Album of the Year Finalists

Now that the Golden Globes have been handed out, the loftier of prize pursuits can now begin. Mere days into 2009 and London’s Independent Radio Station CHRW 94.9 will soon award the Local Album of the Year prize for 2008.

The list of nominees are as follows:

Carole Allison - Distracted Volume 1
James Cummins - Bloom
Fraser - House on A Hill
Josh Geddis - Yellow Tent
Golden Death Music - Epherma Blues
Lava Lamps - Yellow Umbrellas
Olenka & the Autumn Lovers - Olenka & the Autumn Lovers
The Carnies - The Lesser Demons
The Matadors - Sweet Revenge
Andrew Vivona - Come On

Should be a tight race this year. Nice to see personal favourites Lava Lamps and Olenka & the Autumn Lovers get the nod.

Congratulations everyone!

The winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize as well as an in-studio session.

TUNE IN this FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th to Michael Brown's CLANG BOOM STEAM (in between 4-5pm) as they reveal the winner of 94.9 CHRW's Local Album of the Year! You can indeed listen online.

Listen and support CHRW Radio 94.9 FM in London!


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks for the heads up. I can't say I know any of these bands, but I will certainly try to listen online, for old time's sake. Go CHRW!

Sean Wraight said...

That is often the nature of local independent releases Barbara. The nice thing- You will likely be hearing about at least one of them this year.

That I can guarantee. Glad to hear you are still willing to listen to the mighty RW. I would lost without that radio beacon in my life.