A NEW category has been added to the Meteor Choice Awards for the first time in its seven-year history.
Ten of Ireland’s favourite songs from last year compete to take home the title of Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2011.
Voting will be conducted via text and online via Meteor’s Facebook page, facebook.com/meteor.
Bell X1 are well known on the Irish music scene and their song “Velcro” has been taken from the album “Bloodless Coup” which has also been nominated for the Album of the Year Award.
The Coronas have played in UL the last couple of years and the nominated “Addicted to Progress” has the classic Corona feel good style that has won them their huge fan base.
Lisa Hannigan’s husky voice and fresh songs like “Knots” has seen her receive various award nominations and critical praise both in Ireland and the USA.
Royseven’s “We Should Be Lovers” was the most played Irish song on Irish radio in 2011 and the fourth most played song overall.
The R&B artist Maverick Sabre is known for his eerie vocals and guitar playing. “Let me go” has over three million views on Youtube and fans are plugging it as the perfect song for a Bond movie.
Snow Patrol have won five Meteor Ireland Music Awards during their career and they have again been nominated with “Called Out In The Dark” which has received nearly six million view on Youtube.
This Club were originally called Hoarsebox but a change in musical direction meant a new name. “I Won’t Worry” is the perfect example of an energetic, feel good song.
Cashier No. 9 have an infectiously happy sound that is reminiscent of the ‘60s American sound. “Goldstar” is the result of eclectic, layered, guitar-jangling country-laced pop with cascading melodies.
There are a number of things that stand out about The Kanyu Tree. But above all it comes down to the sound. “Radio” sounds both surprisingly familiar and like little else around today.
Little Green Cars have just recorded their debut and award nominated single ‘The John Wayne’. It is a classic love song told in a refreshing way.
This is a mixed bag of nominations that showcases what talent Ireland has and it is nice to see some lesser known bands like Little Green Cars in the same category as bands like Bell X1.
Text published in An Focal 21 Feb 2012