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Nominees Announced for the 2018 Indies

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Canadian Music Week has announced the nominees for the 2018 Indies – the 18th annual Independent Music Awards – presented by Jim Beam with Indie88. R&B artist  Daniel Caesar, breakthrough artist Jessie Reyez, Indigenous pop and electronic music singer Iskwe, and Montréal-based Congolese rhumba- electronic fusion artist and Moonshine collective founder Pierre Kwenders are among the many Canadian artists nominated at this year’s awards.

Featuring performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage, Said the Whale, Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs and the winner of the Jim Beam talent search, the awards show honours top  independent artists at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in downtown Toronto on May 12. Public and industry votes decide the winners of the Indies.  Voting is now open at www.indies.ca/voting/.

The Indies nominees are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Alvvays – *Antisocialites *

Daniel Caesar – Freudian

Gord Downie – Introduce Yerself

July Talk – Touch

Weaves – Wide Open

**SINGLE OF THE YEAR                      **

Allan Rayman – “13”

Death From Above 1979 – “Freeze Me”

DVBBS – “Not Going Home ft. Gia Koka & CMC$”

Mother Mother – “The Drugs”

Virginia To Vegas – “Lights Out”

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Broken Social Scene

Hollerado

Stars

The Glorious Sons

The Rural Alberta Advantage

**ARTIST OF THE YEAR **

Daniel Caesar

Jessie Reyez

Lido Pimienta

Mac DeMarco

PartyNextDoor

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Alvvays – “Dreams Tonite”; “In Undertow” (Performed by Alvvays)

Daniel Caesar – “Get You”; “We Find Love” (Performed by Daniel Caesar)

July Talk – “Beck + Call”; “Picturing Love” (Performed by July Talk)

PartyNextDoor – “Wild Thoughts” (Performed by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller), “Not Nice” (Performed by PartyNextDoor), “Damage” (Performed by PartyNextDoor ft. Halsey)

Shaun Frank – “No Future” (Performed by Shaun Frank ft. Dyson)

ALTERNATIVE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Fast Romantics

Partner

Said the Whale

The Courtneys

The New Pornographers

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

DVBBS

Grandtheft

Jacques Greene

Neon Dreams

Shaun Frank

FRANCOPHONE ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR**    **

Canailles

Catherine Leduc

Corridor

Mara Tremblay

Peter Peter

INDIGENOUS ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Iskwe

JB the First Lady

Mob Bounce

The Jerry Cans

Wolf Saga

POP ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Christian Hudson

Coleman Hell

Marianas Trench

Ralph

Ria Mae

**RAP/R&B ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR **

Allie

Majid Jordan

Pierre Kwenders

Quake Matthews

SonReal

ROCK ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Big Wreck

Bleeker

One Bad Son

Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs

The Wild

SINGER-SONGWRITER ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Leeroy Stagger

Leif Vollebekk

Matt Mays

The Barr Brothers

The Weather Station

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

J. Cole

Migos

Run The Jewels

Sampha

St. Vincent

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Mike Raine is the Senior editor of Canadian Musician.