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Jakob Awarded Taite Music Prize 2015

Jakob Awarded Taite Music Prize 2015

Thursday 16th April, 2015 9:05AM

Post-rock trio Jakob was awarded the prestigious Taite Music Prize for their album Sines last night at a ceremony in Auckland. The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize to spend as they wish along with free recording time at Red Bull Studios. Pennie Black of 95bFM was on this year's judging panel said Jakob produced a beautiful, thought provoking album. "Listening to Sines, one is spirited away to a mystical place, from which you don’t want to return from," she said. She also tipped her hat to the album's artwork, saying it complimented the emotion and creative soundscape summoned by the band.

The annual Taite Music Prize, which is named after late music journalist Dylan Taite and is in its sixth year, aims to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. Jakob was one of 10 finalists, going head-to-head with @peace, Aldous Harding, Delaney Davidson, Electric Wire Hustle, Grayson Gilmour, Kimbra, Tiny Ruins, Mulholland and Tami Neilson.

The ceremony also saw the Herbs presented with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record award for their 1981 album What's Be Happen?, as announced last week.


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