The Gloaming win the Meteor Choice Music Prize

The Gloaming win the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2014

The Script take home the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year 2014


The Gloaming have been announced as winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2014 for the album The GloamingThe judging panel, made up of Irish music media professionals, deliberated at length tonight before choosing the winning album. Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Meteor Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music.

The winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and The Script won the prize for the song “Superheroes”. Decided by the public via the Meteor website, there was a fantastic response as fans got behind their favourite song, with a record number of votes cast. The prize was presented to the band by Richard Moat, CEO, eircom Group.

The Gloaming received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) – as well as a specially-commissioned award. The sold-out event in Vicar Street, Dublin was hosted by Today FM’s Paul McLoone and was broadcast live on the station on Paul’s show.

RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 8th at 10.50pm.

The full shortlist of nominated albums for the 10th annual prize was as follows (albums in alphabetical order):

Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)

Delorentos – Night Becomes Light (Universal Ireland)

The Gloaming – The Gloaming (Real World)

Hozier – Hozier (Rubyworks/Universal)

James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical (Faction)

Sinead O’ Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss (Nettwerk)

Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy (Warner Music)

The Riptide Movement – Getting Through (Universal Ireland)

U2 – Songs of Innocence (Island)

We Cut Corners – Think Nothing (Delphi)

[MCMP is supported by IMRO, IRMA, RAAP, Today FM, RTE, Culture Ireland, HMV & Music Week]

Past recipients include:

2005: Julie Feeney – 13 Songs (Julie Feeney)

2006: The Divine Comedy – Victory for the Comic Muse (Parlophone)

2007: Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party (Alphabet Set)

2008: Jape – Ritual (Co-op Records)

2009: Adrian Crowley – Season of the Sparks (Chemikal Underground)

2010: Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History (Kitsune)

2011: Jape – Ocean of Frequency (Music is for Losers)

2012: Delorentos – Little Sparks (Delo Records)

2013: Villagers – {Awayland}  (Domino)

2104: The Gloaming – The Gloaming (Real World)


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