Kasabian lead the nominations at the Xperia Access Q Awards
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:
The Fat White Family
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:
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën:
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch: