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Q Magazine have announced the nominations for the 2018 Q Awards.

The 1975, IDLES, Janelle Monae, Christine And The Queens, Arctic Monkeys and Goat Girl lead nominations.

This year’s Q Best Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe category is full of incredible artists and includes the likes of punk band Amyl & The Sniffers who are said to be possessed by the spirit of seventies Aussie rock, Brixton guitar gang Goat Girl, indie-soul newcomer Tom Grennan, Manchester grime rapper Bugzy Malone, LGBTQ trailblazer Nakhane and English grime MC and producer Novelist.

‘Lighting Matches’. The debut album from Tom Grennan OUT NOW: http://smarturl.it/LIGHTINGMATCHES

Having earned an early reputation for her unique rich and soulful voice is Nadine Shah alongside British singer songwriter Jorja Smith whose jazz-tinged cadence invoke names like Lauren Hill and Alicia Keys. Completing the Best Breakthrough Act category are critically acclaimed punk band IDLES who are also up for prestigious Best Album, a combination which is extremely rare.

‘Great’ from ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ out now on Partisan Records. Listen/Purchase – https://IDLES.lnk.to/joy

The results will be announced at London’s Roundhouse venue on Wednesday October 17.

The ceremony will be followed by am intimate sold-out gig that will see Idles and best live act nominees Wolf Alice perform.

To view all categories and cast your vote, head to Qthemusic.com 

 

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