Kasabian lead the nominations at the Xperia Access Q Awards

Kasabian's Tom and Serge

Kasabian's Tom and Serge

Rockers Kasabian lead the nominations at the Xperia Access Q Awards, as Kate Bush receives two nominations following her musical comeback.

Kasabian lead the nominations at the Xperia Access Q Awards.

Q magazine has announced the contenders for the sought after accolades at their annual ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

This year, rock band Kasabian have earned the most nominations, landing themselves nods in four different categories, including Best Track for their song 'Eez-eh' and Best Album for their LP '48:13'.

Kate Bush has also been given recognition following her return to the music scene, picking up the nomination for Best Live Act following her comeback residency at London's Hammersmith Apollo, as well as the highly coveted Best Act In The World Today Award, for which the Arctic Monkeys, Pharrell Williams, Arcade Fire and Kasabian are also in contention.

Jamie xx, Coldplay, Paloma Faith and Elbow, each received a Best Video nomination, while Ed Sheeran is up for the Best Solo Artist award alongside Jake Bugg.

Newcomers, Ella Eyre, Royal Blood and The 1975 have each been nominated for Best New Act Award.

Matt Mason, Senior Editor of Q magazine, said: "It's been a remarkable and fascinating 12 months for music, and these nominations are a measure of that. We've had the surprise and brilliance of Kate Bush's return alongside the excitement and invention delivered by all the nominees in the Best New Act category, presented by Xperia Access.

"From the two-man blast of newcomers Royal Blood to headline performances from Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys, there have been constant reminders of rock'n'roll's enduring power to knock our socks off. All the nominated acts have helped make 2014 a brilliant year."

The Xperia Access Q Awards full nominations:

Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access:

Ella Eyre

Sam Smith

The Fat White Family

Royal Blood

FKA Twigs

The 1975

George Ezra


London Grammar


Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio:

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Lorde - Royals

Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home

Kasabian - Eez-eh

Q Best Video:

Arctic Monkeys - Arabella

Elbow - New York Morning

Coldplay - Magic

Jamie xx - Sleep Sound

Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Q Best Album:

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

Kasabian - 48:13

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club:

Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys


Kate Bush

Jack White

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën:

Paolo Nutini

St Vincent

Damon Albarn

Jake Bugg

Ed Sheeran

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch:

Arctic Monkeys

Pharrell Williams

Arcade Fire


Kate Bush


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