Vodafone New Zealand Music Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Vodafone New Zealand Music Award Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have been announced, with Lorde and Sol3 Mio leading the nominations.

After winning the Tui for Single of the Year with 'Royals' last year, Lorde is hoping to achieve the same with this year's song 'Team' and is also nominated for Mentos Album of the Year with 'Pure Heroine', Best Female Solo Artist, The Edge Best Pop Album and for the Vodafone People's Choice Award, which Sol3 Mio is also nominated for.

The Samoan trio are also nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Group and Mentos Album of the Year for their self-titled debut, as well as winning the award for Pacific music album earlier in the year.

Ladi6 and David Dallas received four nominations each, for their respective albums 'Automatic' and 'Falling Into Place'.

Also announced at the nominations reveal were the winners of the Technical Awards. Anna Taylor and Ken Clark won Best Album Cover for Liam Finn's 'The Nihilist' and Joel Little won Best Producer and Best Engineer for his work on Lorde's 'Pure Heroine'.

The NZ Herald Legacy Award was presented to Supergroove, who were recognised for their contribution to shaping the New Zealand music industry.

The three finalists for the Critics Choice Award are Estere, Lake South and Randa. The winner will be announced at a showcase at Auckland's King's Arms on Wednesday 29th October.

Full list of finalists:

Mentos Album of the Year
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Sol3 Mio – ‘Sol3 Mio’
The Naked And Famous – ‘In Rolling Waves’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Vodafone Single of the Year
Broods – ‘Bridges’
David Dallas – ‘Runnin’
Ladi6 – ‘Diamonds’
Lorde – ‘Team’
The Naked And Famous – ‘Hearts Like Ours’

Steinlager Pure Best Group
@Peace – ‘@Peace and the Plutonium Noise Symphony’
Sol3 Mio – ‘Sol3 Mio’
The Naked And Famous – ‘In Rolling Waves’

Best Male Solo Artist
David Dallas – ‘Falling Into Place’
Liam Finn – ‘The Nihilist’
Stan Walker – ‘Inventing Myself’

Best Female Solo Artist
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Broods
Doprah
Sol3 Mio

Best Rock Album
Blacklistt – ‘Blacklistt’
Clap Clap Riot – ‘Nobody/Everybody’
Ekko Park – ‘Tomorrow Tomorrow Today’

The Edge Best Pop Album
Benny Tipene – ‘Toulouse’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Stan Walker – ‘Inventing Myself’

Best Alternative Album
Grayson Gilmour – ‘Infinite Life!’
Liam Finn – ‘The Nihilist’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Best Urban/Hip Hop Album
David Dallas – ‘Falling Into Place’
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
PNC – ‘The Codes’

Best Roots Album
House of Shem – ‘Harmony’
Mark Vanilau – ‘Dark Horizon’
Tama Waipara – ‘Fill Up The Silence’

Best Electronica Album
Bulletproof – ‘#Listen’
Opiuo – ‘Meraki’
Sorceress – ‘Dose’

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Campbell Hooper – ‘Hearts Like Ours’ (The Naked And Famous)
Thunderlips – ‘Stranger People’ (Doprah)
Tom Gould – ‘Runnin’ (David Dallas)

Best Maori Album
House of Shem – ‘Harmony’
Rob Ruha – ‘Tiki Tapu’
Tama Waipara – ‘Fill Up The Silence’

Best Gospel Christian Album
Lifestyle (of Worship) – ‘Lifestyle (of Worship)’
Mosaic Music – ‘You Surround’
Saving Grace – ‘The Urgency’

Best Classical Album
Dame Gillian Whitehead – ‘Alice’
Jack Body – ‘Poems of Love & War’
Voices 16 – ‘Voice of the Soul’

Best Album Cover
Winner: Anna Taylor & Ken Clark – ‘The Nihilist’ (Liam Finn)
Other finalists:
Henrietta Harris – ‘Infinite Life!’ (Grayson Gilmour)
Robert Wallace – ‘Automatic’ (Ladi6)

Best Producer
Winner: Joel Little – ‘Pure Heroine’ (Lorde)
Other finalists:
Thomas Healy – ‘Brightly Painted One’ (Tiny Ruins)
Thom Powers – ‘In Rolling Waves’ (The Naked And Famous)

Best Engineer
Winner: Joel Little – ‘Pure Heroine’ (Lorde)
Other finalists:
Doug Jane – ‘Waiata’ (Dame Kiri Te Kanawa)
Hayden Taylor – ‘Blacklistt’ (Blacklistt)

Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Lorde
Sol3 Mio
David Dallas
Broods
Stan Walker

NZ Herald Legacy Award
Supergroove

NZ On Air Critics’ Choice Prize line-up
Estére
Lake South
Randa

Additional Tuis presented in 2014:

Auckland Council Best Pacific Music Album
Winner: Sol3 Mio – ‘Sol3 Mio’
Other finalists:
David Dallas – ‘Falling Into Place’
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’

Best Country Album
Winner: Kaylee Bell – ‘Heart First’
Other finalists:
Anna van Riel – ‘Whistle and Hum’
Marian Burns – ‘The Paris Sessions’

Best Folk Album
Winner: Tattletale Saints – ‘How Red is the Blood’
Other finalists:
Into The East – ‘Fight From the Inside’
Chris Priestley – ‘Unsung Heroes’

Best Jazz Album
Winner: Nathan Haines – ‘Vermillion Skies’
Other finalists:
Phil Broadhurst – ‘Flaubert’s Dance’
Reuben Bradley – ‘Mantis: The Music of Drew Menzies’