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CMW Indie Winners Announced

CMW Indie Winners Announced
Canadian Music Week is excited to announce the winners from last night’s 2017 Indies – the 17thAnnual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto. Hosted by Indie88’s Josie Dye and Matt Hart,  A Tribe Called Red, The Strumbellas, Kaytranada, and July Talk took home the top honours of the night. 54-40 rocked the audience after being inducted into the Indies Hall of Fame, indie-alternative mainstays Holleradoperformed along with Repartee whocelebrated their Pop Group of the Year win with a fan-favourite show. The Jim Beam Make History Talent Search winners The Nursery and recipient of the Make History Award Dan Mangan hit the stage respectively.
 
Celebrating the best of independent music – both Canadian and international – the Jim Beam INDIES with Indie88, supported by The Ontario Media Development Corporation through the Ontario Music Fund, proved to be an unforgettable night for fans and industry alike. 
 
2017 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS
 
ALBUM OF THE YEAR       A TRIBE CALLED RED –WE ARE THE HALLUCI NATION (PIRATES BLEND)
ANDY SHAUF – THE PARTY (ARTS & CRAFTS)
BASIA BULAT – GOOD ADVICE (SECRET CITY)
KAYTRANADA – 99.9% (HW&W/ULTRA)
PUP – THE DREAM IS OVER (ROYAL MOUNTAIN)
                       
SINGLE OF THE YEAR                       
BOB MOSES – TEARING ME UP (DOMINO)
GRIMES – FLESH WITHOUT BLOOD (CRYSTAL MATH)
JULY TALK – PUSH AND PULL (SLEEPLESS)

THE STRUMBELLAS –

WE DON’T KNOW (SIX SHOOTER)
THE ZOLAS – SWOONER (LIGHT ORGAN)
                       
GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
A TRIBE CALLED RED (PIRATES BLEND)
JAPANDROIDS (ARTS & CRAFTS)
JULY TALK (SLEEPLESS)
TOKYO POLICE CLUB (DINE ALONE)
WINTERSLEEP (DINE ALONE)
                       
ARTIST OF THE YEAR           
BASIA BULAT (SECRET CITY)
HANNAH GEORGAS (DINE ALONE)
KAYTRANADA (HW&W/ULTRA)
RIVER TIBER (INDEPENDENT)
TANYA TAGAQ (SIX SHOOTER)
                        
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR            
ANDY SHAUF – QUITE LIKE YOU; THE MAGICIAN (ARTS & CRAFTS)

BOB MOSES – TEARING ME UP (DOMINO)
DAN MANGAN – RACE TO THE BOTTOM (ARTS & CRAFTS)
KAI – NEVER BE LIKE YOU (FEAT. FLUME) (FUTURE CLASSIC)

THE STRUMBELLAS –

SPIRITS; WE DON’T KNOW (SIX SHOOTER)
                   
ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                      
AUSTRA (PINK FIZZ)
CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON (INDEPENDENT)
OPERATORS (LAST GANG)
PLANTS AND ANIMALS (SECRET CITY)
WEAVES (BUZZ)
                       
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                       
HOLY FUCK (LAST GANG)
JESSY LANZA (GEEJ)
JUNIOR BOYS  (GEEJ)
TIM HECKER (PAPER BAG)
ZEDS DEAD (DEADBEATS)
                       
FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
ALACLAIR ENSEMBLE (7IÈME CIEL)
DEAD OBIES (BONSOUND)
FRED FORTIN (GROSSE BOÎTE)
KLÔ PELGAG (COYOTE)
KORIASS (7IÈME CIEL)
 
INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                   
AMANDA RHEAUME (INDEPENDENT)
CRYSTAL SHAWANDA (NEW SUN)
JACE MARTIN (INDEPENDENT)
SILLA + RISE (BALANCED RECORDS)
TWIN FLAMES (INDEPENDENT)
                       
POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR              
CHARLOTTE CARDIN (CULT NATION)
COLEMAN HELL (604)
MARIANAS TRENCH (604)
REPARTEE (SLEEPLESS)
VIRGINIA TO VEGAS (WAX)
                       
RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
CLAIRMONT THE SECOND (BLACK BOX)
JAZZ CARTIER (INDEPENDENT)
RIVER TIBER (INDEPENDENT)
TANIKA CHARLES (INDEPENDENT)
TASHA THE AMAZON (THE TRUTH MUSIC GROUP / HOT STREAM ENTERTAINMENT)
                       
ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR           
BLACK MOUNTAIN (DINE ALONE)

MONSTER TRUCK (DINE ALONE)
PUP (ROYAL MOUNTAIN)
THE PACK A.D. (CADENCE MUSIC)
WHITE LUNG (DOMINO)
                       
SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                    
DANIEL ROMANO (NEW WEST)
DONOVAN WOODS (MEANT WELL)
JOHN K SAMSON (ANTI-)
LISA LEBLANC (BONSOUND)
TERRA LIGHTFOOT (SONIC UNYON)
                       
INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR                  
ANDERSON .PAAK (STEEL WOOL/OBE)
ANGEL OLSEN (JAGJAGUWAR)
CAR SEAT HEADREST (MATADOR RECORDS)
CHANCE THE RAPPER (INDEPENDENT)
FRANK OCEAN (BOYS DON’T CRY)

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