WINNERS: Gigslutz Awards 2016

We nominated, you voted and the results are in… Here are the winners of the Gigslutz Awards 2016:

Best Band

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Best Band – Warpaint
Since the release of ‘New Song ‘ in August, and Heads Up in September, the end of 2016 has seen Warpaint return from various separate projects, and remind us why we love them so much.

Best Solo Artist

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Best Solo Artist – Gazelle Twin
Beating the likes of Richard Hawley and Richard Ashcroft to this title, 2016 has no doubt been a big year for Gazelle Twin, and it’s certainly seen her work her way into our hearts.

Best Live Band/Artist

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Best Live Band/Artist – Superglu
If you pay attention at all, you’ve no doubt heard of Superglu – but have you seen them live? A well-deserved win for the Manningtree band, put them on your bucket-list for 2017.

Best Album

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Best Album – David Bowie Blackstar
Duh. I don’t think anyone else would have been able to bow out so gracefully as Bowie. Read our review of Blackstar here.

Best Track

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Best Track – Let’s Eat Grandma ‘Deep Six Textbook’
Let’s Eat Grandma are undeniably one of the most exciting bands around – so it’s no surprise, really, that ‘Deep Six Textbook’ is one of the most exciting tracks. If you haven’t been hooked on Let’s Eat Grandma yet, it definitely won’t be long.

Best Festival

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Best Festival – Latitude
With festivals quickly taking over pretty much every weekend, all year round, this was a tough one to win, but it seems that Latitude’s 10th anniversary bash did the job…

Best Newcomer

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Best Newcomer – The Americas
Another tough one, since 2016’s been bursting with insanely good new music. But The Americas topped it, and having spent 2016 garnering recognition from BBC Introducing and doing lots of gigging, we’re excited to see what 2017 has in store for The Americas.

Best Comeback

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Best Comeback – Iggy Pop
With his new album Post Pop Depression, and Josh Homme and Matt Helders in tow, Iggy Pop deservedly beats the likes of The Stone Roses and Kate Bush in this category.

Villain Of The Year

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Villain Of The Year – Donald Trump
Do we even need to comment?

Hero Of The Year

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Hero Of The Year – David Bowie
Though we probably don’t need to comment for this one either, it only seems right to. To try and sum this up, check out our Bowie tribute piece from earlier this year.

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie