Alex Turner leads Mojos

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 May 2008

Alex Turner leads Mojos

Alex Turner is up for four awards in this year's Mojo Honours List.

The musician's band Arctic Monkeys and his side project The Last Shadow Puppets are both nominated for two awards respectively.

Arctic Monkeys received the nod for Best Live Act and Best Album for 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', while The Last Shadow Puppets are nominated for Best Breakthrough and Song of the Year with single 'The Age Of The Understatement.'

New British singing sensation Duffy will compete with Turner in three categories. The Welsh newcomer is up for Best Breakthrough and Song of the Year for 'Mercy', while debut LP 'Rockferry' has been nominated for Best Album.

The other nominees for Best Album are Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds for 'Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!', Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' 'Raising Sand'.

The Mojo Honours List - held by British music magazine Mojo - takes place on June 16, where in addition to the announced categories, a number of merit awards will also be given.

The Mojo Honours List 2008:

Breakthrough Act



Pete Molinari

The Last Shadow Puppets

Bon Iver

Best Album

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - 'Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!'

Arctic Monkeys - 'Favourite Worst Nightmare'

Radiohead - 'In Rainbows'

Duffy - 'Rockferry'

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - 'Raising Sand'

Compilation Of The Year

'Theme Time Radio Hour With Your Host Bob Dylan'

'The Very Best Of Ethiopiques: Hypnotic Grooves From The Legendary Series'

'Cries From The Midnight Circus: The Ladbroke Grove Scene 1968-1971'

'From The Motion Picture Control'

'Juno OST'

Song Of the Year

LCD Soundsystem - 'All My Friends'

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - 'Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!'

The Last Shadow Puppets - 'The Age Of The Understatement'

Richard Hawley - 'Tonight The Streets Are Ours'

Duffy - 'Mercy'

Best Live Act

Arctic Monkeys

Rufus Wainwright

Seasick Steve

Led Zeppelin

Neil Young

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Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 24 Sep

Times to be confirmed

Birmingham Arena

Sat 15 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Sun 16 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 7 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

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The Last Shadow Puppets

String-soaked side project of Arctic Monkey Alex Turner and chief Miles Kane, whose debut album, The Age of the Understatement was awash with John Barryesque retro cool.

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