CMW 2014: The SiriusXM Indie Awards – Winners And Gallery

Editorial & Photography: Amber Waves

Capping off the Canadian Music Week festivities were this year’s SiriusXM Indie Awards, held for the final time at Kool Haus.  One of our favourite nights of the festival, the evening boasts the presentation of aforementioned awards along with performances by a collection of the country’s best indie artists.  This year’s ceremony was no exception, featuring performances by Ponctuation, The Strumbellas, Mounties, Born Ruffians, Live Artist winners Hollerado, The Hidden Cameras, and Little Dragon.  With impressive performances by all acts we caught (we departed early for Adelaide Hall to catch Rock Artist of the Year Wildlife), it was a fun, danceable ending to a week of solid showcases.  Our highlight:  Hollerado, who broke out confetti canons and stage cardio to prove how deserving of their award they are!

Browse the gallery below to experience (or re-experience) the fun, and check out the complete list of winners!

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
City and Colour – The Lonely Life (Dine Alone Records)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Half Moon Run (Indica Records)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Basia Bulat (Secret City Records)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sebastien Grainger (Last Gang Records)

LIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Hollerado (Royal Mountain Records)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Mother Mother (Last Gang Records)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)

MUST FOLLOW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Born Ruffians (Paper Bag Records)

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
Classified – Inner Ninja ft. David Myles (Half Life Records)

MOST PLAYED INDEPENDENT ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
City and Colour (Dine Alone Records)

BEST-SELLING INDEPENDENT RELEASE OF THE YEAR
Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
July Talk (July Talk / Sleepless Records)

BLUES ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain Records)

CHILDREN’S ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Splash’N Boots (Independent)

COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Dean Brody (Open Road Recordings)

DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Rosette (Ultra Music)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend Records)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
The Strumbellas (Six Shooter Records)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Karim Ouellet (Coyote Records / Abuzive Muzik)

JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Colin Stetson (Constellation)

METAL ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast / Fontana North)

POP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Fast Romantics (Pipe & Hat)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
PUP (Royal Mountain Records)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Shad (Black Box Recordings)

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Wildlife (Wax Records)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Chloe Charles (Athena Music International)

WORLD ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Sultans of String (Independent)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
Vampire Weekend (XL Recordings)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Janelle Monáe (Wondaland Art Society / Bad Boy Records)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – AM (Domino)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know? (Domino)

INTERNATIONAL BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR
CHVRCHES (Glassnote Records)

INTERNATIONAL VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us (Macklemore)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
 (English)
Mounties (Light Organ Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(French)
Ponctuation (Bonsound)

 

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