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Xperia Access Q Awards nominations announced

Find out who has been nominated for this year’s awards.

Paolo Nutini

The nominations for the Xperia Access Q Awards have been announced.

Nominees this year include Paolo Nutini, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Lorde, Kaiser Chiefs and many more. Kate Bush picks up her first ever nomination in the category for Best Live Act following her return to the stage recently after 35 years. Kasabian lead the pack with four nominations and Arctic Monkeys follow behind with three nominations.

From today, Q readers can vote for their favourite artist, track, album or video for each of the following categories at

The Xperia Access Q Awards will take place on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 and is hosted by Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell.

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The full list of nominees is:

Q Best New Act presented by Xperia Access
Ella Eyre
Sam Smith
The Fat White Family
Royal Blood
FKA Twigs
The 1975
George Ezra
London Grammar

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Lorde – Royals
Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home
Kasabian – Eez-eh

Q Best Video
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Elbow – New York Morning
Coldplay – Magic
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Q Best Album
Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
Kasabian – 48:13
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
The Black Keys – Turn Blue

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Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Kate Bush
Jack White

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën
Paolo Nutini
St Vincent
Damon Albarn
Jake Bugg
Ed Sheeran

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Buster + Punch
Arctic Monkeys
Pharrell Williams
Arcade Fire
Kate Bush

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