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New Zealand Music Awards 2013 Finalists + Technical Award Winners Announced

New Zealand Music Awards 2013 Finalists + Technical Award Winners Announced

Tuesday 22nd October, 2013 6:30PM

The finalists in major categories of the 2013 New Zealand Music Awards have been announced tonight along with the winners of the previously announced Technical Award categories and the three emerging artists up for the Critics Choice Prize. The later include Janine and The Mixtape, Sheep Dog & Wolf and Paquin while The Phoenix Foundation's new album Fandango took out Technical Awards for both Best Engineer and Best Producer.

The Phoenix Foundation are also up for multiple music awards as are Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lawrence Arabia, Lorde, Aaradhna and Shapeshifter and while they lost out for Best Album Cover this year Beastwars are up for Best Rock album again joined by The Datsuns. The recipient of the legacy award was also announced and will go to singer-songwriter Shona Laing

Here are the all the award categories and finalists, with the winners being revealed at a ceremony in Auckland on November 21st where Lorde will be performing live alongside Shona Laing, Aaradhna and more...

Mentos Album of the Year

Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’
Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’
Shapeshifter ‘Delta’
The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’

Vodafone Single of the Year

Aaradhna ‘Wake Up’
Lorde ‘Royals’
Shapeshifter ‘In Colour’
Stan Walker ‘Take It Easy’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘So Good At Being In Trouble’

Steinlager Pure Best Group

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’
Shapeshifter ‘Delta’
The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’

Spotify Best Male Solo Artist

Lawrence Arabia ‘The Sparrow’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’
Willy Moon ‘Here’s Willy Moon’

Spotify Best Female Solo Artist

Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’
Iva Lamkum ‘Black Eagle’
Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’

Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’
Lorde ‘The Love Club EP’
Willy Moon ‘Here’s Willy Moon’

Best Rock Album

Beastwars ‘Blood Becomes Fire’
The Datsuns ‘Death Rattle Boogie’
Villainy ‘Mode. Set. Clear.’

The Edge Best Pop Album

AnikaBoh&Hollie ‘Peace of Mind’
Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’
Kids Of 88 ‘Modern Love’

Best Alternative Album

Lawrence Arabia ‘The Sparrow’
The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’
Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’

Best Urban/Hip Hop Album

@Peace ‘Girl Songs’
Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’
P-Money ‘Gratitude’

Best Roots Album

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’
Latinaotearoa ‘Sonido de Latinaotearoa’
Soljah ‘Aotearoa’

George FM Best Electronica Album

K+LAB ‘Space Dirt’
Shapeshifter ‘Delta’
Sola Rosa ‘Low and Behold, High and Beyond’

NZ On Air Best Music Video

Joel Kefali – ‘Royals’ (Lorde)
Nick Dwyer – ‘In Colour’ (Shapeshifter)
Thunderlips – ‘Frankenstein’ (Randa)

NUMA Trust Best Maori Album

Kirsten Te Rito ‘Te Rito’
Maisey Rika ‘Whitiora’
Ngatapa Black ‘I Muri Ahiahi’

Best Gospel/Christian Album

Edge Kingsland ‘Edge Vol.2: Due North’
Go Stop Go ‘Go Stop Go’
Strahan ‘Posters’

Best Classical Album

Gillian Whitehead ‘Arapatiki’
Helen Webby ‘Pluck’
Michael Houstoun ‘Lilburn’

Best Album Cover

Winner: Gina Kiel & Harry A'Court – ‘Blackbird’ (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
Other finalists:
Heather Liddell – ‘Posters’ (Strahan)
Nick Keller – ‘Blood Becomes Fire’ (Beastwars)

Best Producer

Winner: The Phoenix Foundation/Lee Prebble/Brett Stanton – ‘Fandango’ (The Phoenix Foundation)
Other finalists:
Fat Freddy's Drop – ‘Blackbird’ (Fat Freddy’s Drop)
Sam McCarthy, Jaden Parkes, Jordan Arts – ‘Modern Love’ (KidsOf88)
Shapeshifter and The Upbeats – ‘Delta’ (Shapeshifter)

Best Engineer

Winner: Brett Stanton/Lee Prebble/The Phoenix Foundation – ‘Fandango’ (The Phoenix Foundation)
Other finalists:
Lee Prebble – ‘Black Eagle’ (Iva Lamkum)
Neil Baldock – ‘Feed The Beast’ (Eden Mulholland)

Vodafone People’s Choice Award

Stan Walker

NZ Herald Legacy Award recipient

Shona Laing

Hallenstein Brothers 2013 Critics’ Choice Prize Line-Up

Janine and the Mixtape
Sheep, Dog & Wolf


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