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Florence and the Machine have their MOJO
Florence and the Machine and Kasabian dominate the nominations in this year's MOJO Honours List.
'Rabbit Heart' singer Florence Welch is up for four prizes, including Best Live Act and Best Album for her debut 'Lungs', at the annual awards ceremony hosted by the British music magazine and voter for by readers.
Kasabian are also named in the same two categories - the latter for their 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' LP - as well as picking up a nomination for Song Of The Year for their single 'Fire'.
The other nominees for Best Album are Paul Weller's recent release 'Wake Up The Nation', Richard Hawley's 'Truelove's Gutter' and harpist Joanna Newsom's 'Have One On Me'.
In the Song Of The Year category 'Fire' is joined by Florence's cover of Candi Staton's 'You've Got The Love', Richard Hawley with 'Open Up Your Door', Arctic Monkeys' 'Crying Lightning' and Rage Against The Machine's UK Christmas 2009 number one single 'Killing In The Name'.
Receiving the MOJO Maverick award will be legendary psychedelic space rockers Hawkwind.
Editor-in-chief of the magazine, Phil Alexander, said of the group: "From psychedelia to punk to stoner rock, from free festival culture and on to the rave and trance scenes, you can hear and feel their influence everywhere. In fact Hawkwind are more than just a band, they're a mindset, a way of life."
Other accolades to be handed out at the ceremony, which will be held on June 10 at The Brewery in London, include the MOJO Icon Award and MOJO Classic Album.
MOJO Honours list 2010, full nominations:
Kasabian - 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum'
Richard Hawley - 'Truelove's Gutter'
Joanna Newsom - 'Have One On Me'
Florence and the Machine - 'Lungs'
Paul Weller - 'Wake Up The Nation'
Best Live Act
Florence and the Machine
The Jim Jones Revue
Florence and the Machine
The Low Anthem
Mumford And Sons
Compilation of the Year
Various Artists - 'A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind Volume 2: Pagan Love Vibrations Compiled And Mixed By The Amorphous Androgynous'
Various Artists - 'Can You Dig It? The Music And Politics Of Black Action Films 1968-1975'
Various Artists - 'Where The Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 - 1968'
Various Artists - 'Charlie Gillett's Radio Picks From Honky Tonk'
Various Artists - 'Island Records Reggae Box Set - War Ina Babylon'
Song of the Year
Richard Hawley - 'Open Up Your Door'
Florence and the Machine - 'You've Got The Love'
Kasabian - 'Fire'
Arctic Monkeys - 'Crying Lightning'
Rage Against The Machine - 'Killing In The Name'Posted on 5 May 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
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