Here Are Your Winners of the 2015 SiriusXM Indie Awards

The Indies are a big part of Canadian Music Week. Here are this year’s winners.

2015 SIRIUSXM INDIE AWARDS NOMINEES (*WINNERS IN BOLD)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alvvays – Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World (Last Gang Records)
Mac DeMarco – Salad Day’s (Captured Tracks)
Owen Pallet – In Conflict (Secret City Records)
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (Last Gang Records)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

[SEBELL] – Till the Sun Burns Out ­(Show & Tell: Music)
Chromeo –  Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (Last Gang Records)
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979 (Last Gang Records)
MAGIC! – Rude (Latium)
USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) – Yin Yang (Coalition Music)

GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang Records)
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)
The New Pornographers (Last Gang Records)
Tokyo Police Club (Dine Alone)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Caribou (City Slang/Merge)
Mac DeMarco (Captured Tracks)
Owen Pallett (Secret City Records)
Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)
The Weeknd (XO)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Jenn Grant (Outside)
Lisa LeBlanc (Bonsound)
Lowell (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Steph Cameron (Pheromone Recordings)
Tanya Tagaq (Six Shooter Records)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Chad VanGaalen (Flemish Eye)
Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast (Pirates Blend Records)
Kevin Drew (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Owen Pallet (Secret City Records)
Rich Aucoin (Bonsound)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

July Talk (Sleepless Records)
The New Pornographers (Last Gang Records)
The Weeknd (XO)
Whitehorse (Six Shooter Records)
You+Me (Dine Alone Records)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
Bahamas (Barchords/Bushfire Records)
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Timber Timbre (Arts & Crafts Productions)
You+Me (Dine Alone Records)

COUNTRY ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Dallas Smith (604 Records Inc)
Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings)
Kira Isabella (Legend North)
The Road Hammers (Open Road Recordings)
Tim Hicks (Open Road Recordings)

DANCE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Adventure Club (Adventure Club/BMG Rights Management)
Chromeo (Last Gang Records)
Glenn Morrison (Robbins Entertainment)
Mia Martina (CP Music Group)
TR/ST (Arts & Crafts Productions)

ELECTRONIC ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Art Department (Ultra Music Canada)
Caribou (City Slang /Merge)
Operators (Last Gang Records)
Plastikman (Mute)
Zeds Dead (Ultra Music)

FOLK/ROOTS ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings (File Under: Music)
Del Barber (True North)
Oh Susanna (Sonic Unyon)
The Bar Brothers (Secret City)
The Bros. Landreth (Maple Music Recordings)

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Alexandre Désilets (Indica Records)
David Giguère (Audiogram)
Jimmy Hunt (Dare To Care)
Phillippe B (Bonsound)
Radio Radio (Bonsound)
 
JAZZ ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

BadBadNotGood (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Diana Panton (eOne Music Canada)
Elizabeth Shepherd (Linus Entertainment)
Myriad3 (Alma)
The Souljazz Orchestra (Strut Records)

METAL ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Archspire (Season of Mist)
Culted (Relapse)
Devin Townsend Project (Inside Out Music/eOne)
Protest the Hero (Protest the Hero)
Thantifaxath (Dark Descent)

POP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

[SEBELL] (Show & Tell: Music)
Allie X (Sleepless Records)
MAGIC! (Latium)
Trevor Guthrie (EB Inc.)
Virginia to Vegas (Wax Records)

PUNK/HARDCORE ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Comeback Kid (Distort Ent./Fontana North)
Fucked Up (Arts & Crafts Productions)
Single Mothers (Dine Alone Records)
The OBGMs (The OBGMs)
White Lung (Domino)

RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cam Smith (Robin Steele Records)
Jazz Cartier (Safe & Sound)
Naturally Born Strangers (Legends League)
Saukrates (Culvert Music)
Tre Mission (Last Gang Records)

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Big Wreck (Big Wreck)
Current Swell (Nettwek/Sony)
Death From Above 1979 (Last Gang Records)
The Glorious Sons (Black Box)
The Trews (Bumstead Productions)

SOUL/R&B ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Daniel Caesar (Independent)
JRDN (Kuya Productions)
Melanie Durrant (Melanie Durrant)
PartyNextDoor (OVO Sound)
Slakah the Beatchild (BBE Records)

INTERNATIONAL GROUP OR DUO OF THE YEAR

Broncho (Dine Alone Records)
Cloud Nothings (Carpark/Mom+Pop)
Future Islands (4AD)
Run The Jewels (Mass Appeal)
Spoon (Headz Under)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Aphex Twin (Warp)
Flying Lotus (Warp)
Hozier (Rubyworks)
Sharon Van Etten (Jagjaguwar)
St. Vincent (Loma Vista)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Against Me! –  Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
FKA twigs – LP1 (XL)
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
St. Vincent – St. Vincent (Loma Vista)
The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)

INTERNATIONAL SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You) (4AD)
Hozier – Take Me To Church (Rubyworks)
Jason Aldean – Burnin’ it Down (Broken Bow Records)
Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Shulz Remix) (Ultra Music Canada)
The War on Drugs – Red Eyes (Secretly Canadian)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (ENGLISH)

Alvvays (Royal Mountain Records)
BESTiE (Independent)
Close Talker (Nevado Records)
Cousins (Hand Drawn Dracula)
Gay Nineties (Love Letter Recordings/Fontana North)
JPNSGRLS (Light Organ Records)
Royal Tusk (Hidden Pony)
The Barr Brothers (Secret City)
The Dying Arts (Independent)
The Mohrs (Light Organ Records)

SIRIUSXM EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR (FRENCH)

Caravane (Ste-4 Musique)
Fontarabie (Dare To Care)
Geneviève Racette (Independent)
Guillaume Beauregard (La Tribu)
La Bronze (Kartel Musik)
Lubik (117 Records)
Miracles (Music Mansion)
Mordicus (L-A be)
Noe Talbot (Slam Disques)
Phillippe Brach (Independent)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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