News April 4, 2018

Amy Shark, Hollow Coves, lead nominations for Gold Coast Music Awards with four each

Amy Shark, Hollow Coves, lead nominations for Gold Coast Music Awards with four each

Given that her global acclaim has given the Gold Coast music scene a jolt of excitement – she’s just wrapped up 30 shows in seven countries –  it’s no surprise that Amy Shark notched up four nominations for the  Gold Coast Music Awards.

She’s up for the artist, live act, song and video of the year categories.

But in a test of the buoyancy of the scene, also receiving four nominations were indie folk duo Hollow Coves.

Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins met in 2013 and infused their folk approach with sounds picked up from their global travels.

The Wanderlust EP and debut track ‘The Woods’ (which got millions of plays around the world) struck a chord.

They’re currently on their first North American tour, doing eleven shows between March 28 and April 13.

Hussy Hicks, Black Rabbit George, Casey Barnes, Ella Fence and Eliza and the Delusionals picked up multiple nominations.

Altogether there were 26 finalists across eight categories.

The awards are held on Thursday May 3 on the beachfront with a massive free concert to kick off Surfers Paradise LIVE festival.

“It’s been a massive year for Gold Coast music and the fact that one third of this year’s finalists will be showcased to the world while the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is in town is testament to the calibre of talent being recognised,” said awards director, Samantha Morris.

The finalists are:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Hollow Coves – Wanderlust

Hussy Hicks – On The Boundaries

In Ashes – Breathe Hope

Jase Lansky – Rip It Up

Mekong Merchants – Ocean Tone

Reichelt – Seduced by the Light Side

Wayward Suns – Paradigm

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Amy Shark

Casey Barnes

Ella Fence

Hussy Hicks

Mitch King

BREAKOUT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

Black Rabbit George

Eliza and the Delusionals

Hollow Coves

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Shakafest

Summertime Sessions in the Village

Wallapalooza

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

Amy Shark

Electrik Lemonade

Eliza and the Delusionals

Hussy Hicks

The Mason Rack Band

Tijuana Cartel

SONG OF THE YEAR SHORTLIST

Amy Shark – Blood Brothers

Black Rabbit George – Bring You In

Casey Barnes – The Way We Ride

Eliza and the Delusionals – Deeper End

Ella Fence – Cocaine

Hollow Coves – Coastline

Jacob Lee – Oceans

Lane Harry x Ike Campbell – The Dash

Rhea Robertson – Mr Maybe

VENUE OF THE YEAR

Elsewhere

Miami Marketta

Miami Tavern Shark Bar

NightQuarter

Soundlounge

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Amy Shark – Weekends

Baltimore Gun Club – Persona

Black Rabbit George – Bring You In

Hammers – Dead Set

Hollow Coves – The Woods

Lane Harry x Ike Campbell – The Dash

Reichelt – You Are a Song

Rhea Robertson – Pink & Gold

Tijuana Cartel – Ishtar

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