Meteor Choice Music Prize Winners: The Script & The Gloaming
Thursday night, March 5th, Vicar Street hosted the tenth edition of Meteor Choice Music Prize, celebrating best releases of 2014.
The event included short performances from a stellar lineup with some of the nominees. Kormac, The Minutes, Little Hours, We Cut Corners, The Riptide Movement, James Vincent McMorrow and Delorentos all played, to the delight of the audience.
Kormac’s Big Band, nominated for Song of the Year for his song “Wake Up”, opened the night, followed by the three crazy lads who call themselves The Minutes. Donegal duo Little Hours were the last ones to perform before the first award.
The Song of the Year award went to The Script for their hit “Superheroes”. This award, and the receiver of the €3,000 cheque, was decided entirely by public vote held online over the past few weeks. The Script weren’t there to receive the prize, but the award was presented to them before the ceremony so they delivered their thank-you-message in a short video projected on the stage.
The full list of nominees for Song of the Year:
- The Coronas – All The Others
- Delorentos – Show Me Love
- Hozier – From Eden
- Kodaline – One Day
- Kormac – Wake Up
- Little Hours – It’s Still Love
- The Minutes – Cherry Bomb
- Sinead O’ Connor – Take Me To Church
- The Riptide Movement – All Works Out
- The Script – Superheroes
The musical entertainment for the second half of the evening was left to the Album of the Year nominees The Riptide Movement, We Cut Corners, James Vincent McMorrow and Delorentos . The show was stolen by a goosebumps-inducing, solo performance by James Vincent McMorrow who received a standing ovation.
Delorentos also did a great job delivering the final performance of the evening.
Decided by a panel of judges, the Album of the Year award went to The Gloaming for their self-titled release. Being on tour in Australia, the band couldn’t receive the prize and the cheque for €10,000 in person.
Full list of nominees for Album of the Year:
- Aphex Twin – Syro
- Delorentos – Night Becomes Light
- The Gloaming – The Gloaming
- Hozier – Hozier
- James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
- Sinead O’ Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss
- Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
- The Riptide Movement – Getting Through
- U2 – Songs of Innocence
- We Cut Corners – Think Nothing
Check out a photo gallery from the event.
Photos by Tudor Marian