The Digital Socket Awards 2010

As a founder member of The Digital Socket Awards I'm delighted we are at the shortlist stage! Over 20 judges listed here shortlisted from the nominations voted by the public. I'm very proud of this shortlist as I believe it represents the blogging community in Ireland.

1. Best Design (Website, Artwork, Posters)

Adebisi Shank – This is the Second Album

Cathy Davey – The Nameless

Halves – It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)

O Emperor – Hither Thither

Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

2. Best Independent Label

Any Other City
Osaka Record
Out On A Limb
Popical Island
Richter Collective

3. Best Video

Ambience Affair – Devil in detail

BATS – Star Wormwood

BATS - Star Wormwood from Digital Beast on Vimeo.

Cathy Davey – Little Red

Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands – Contact Sports

Rubberbandits – Horse Outside

4. Best Music Photography

Kieran Frost
Ruth Medjber
Alessio Michelini
Loreana Rushe

5. Best Radio Show

Alison Curtis
Donal Dineen – The Small Hours
I-con Phanotm FM
Paul McLoone
Right Click 2XM

6. Best Pop

Cathy Davey – The Nameless
The Divine Comedy – Bang Goes the Knighthood

The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco by Fantastic Plastic Mag

Fight Like Apes – The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner
So Cow – Meaningless Friendly

So Cow - Shut Eye by liamvoltaire

Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History

7. Best Folk

Simon Fagan – Outside Looking In
Halves – It Goes, It Goes (Forever and Ever)

Growing & Glow by halves

James Vincent McMorrow – Early in the Morning

And If My Heart Should Somehow Stop by chris2131

O Emperor – Hither Thither
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

8. Best Rock and Alternative

Adebisi Shank – This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called…
Enemies – We’ve Been Talking
Jogging – Minutes
Redneck Manifesto – Friendship

The Redneck Manifesto - Hex by Richter Collective

Thread Pulls – New Thoughts

9. Best Electronic & Hip Hop

Meljoann – Squick

E.X.I.T - Meljoann by fresh_air

Not Squares – Yeah OK
R.S.A.G. – Be It Right or Wrong
Shit Robot – From The Cradle To The Rave
Solar Bears – She Was Coloured In

Solar Bears - Forest Of Fountains by Ragged Words

10. Best Indie

The Cast of Cheers – Chariot
Grand Pocket Orchestra – The Ice Cream
Groom – Marriage

Groom - Mysteries Of Life by popical_island

Ham Sandwich – White Fox

Ham Sandwich - The Naturist by tigger_sinclair

Jogging – Minutes

11. Best EP

The Ambience Affair -Patterns

Devil In The Detail by The Ambience Affair by no music

And So I Watch You From Afar – The Letters
Angkorwat- Early..
The Holy Roman Army – Desecrations

Sacred Animals – Welcome Home

12. Best Newcomer

The Cast Of Cheers
Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans And The Ripe Intent - Uncomfortable Word by Dara McConnell

Hipster Youth
James Vincent McMorrow
Solar Bears

13. Song of the Year

Adebisi Shank – ‘Genki Shank’
The Cast Of Cheers – ‘I Am Lion’
Cathy Davey – ‘Little Red’
Squarehead – ‘Fake Blood’

Squarehead - Fake Blood by lizpelly

Villagers – ‘The Meaning of the Ritual’

14. Album of the Year

Adebisi Shank – This is the Second Album
The Cast Of Cheers – Chariot
Cathy Davey – The Nameless
James Vincent McMorrow – Early in the Morning
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal

Details of the live event are here:

We are delighted to have Groom and Meljoann performing on the night along with some very special guests!