nsmwIt’s that time of year again – the temperature is starting to drop, the kiddies are back in school and Music Nova Scotia has announced their 2016 music and industry award nominations for Nova Scotia Music Week 2016! There were quite a few RHR artists nominated this year and we wanted to give them a special little shout-out for all their hard work over and kick ass music they released. Congrats to everyone nominated and RHR is super excited to see/hear everyone in Truro this November! Check out which of our artists were nominated below and the full list of music/industry award noms and voting info here!

Entertainer of the Year
Adam Baldwin
Ben Caplan

Solo Recording of the Year
Thom Swift

Group Recording of the Year
Quiet Parade

Music Video of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Daylight”

New Artist Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”

Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “Rehtaeh”
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year
Maxim Cormier

Alternative Recording of the Year
Ominar – “Leaving”
Quiet Parade – “Quiet Parade”

Americana/Bluegrass Recording of the Year
Thom Swift – “The Legend of Roy Black”

Digital Artist of the Year
Ben Caplan

Electronic Artist of the Year
Scientists of Sound

Folk Recording of the Year
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings”

Jazz Recording of the Year
Donald MacLennan – “Belleville”

Loud Recording of the Year
Black Moor – “Brave to the Grave”

Musician of the Year
Donald MacLennan
Maxim Cormier

Rock Recording of the Year
Adam Baldwin – “No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)”

Industry Professional of the Year
Janesta Boudreau (Rocking Horse Road Productions Ltd) – Go JB!!

Beauts

Halifax band Beauts are the latest to join RHR’s sync roster – and boy are we excited. We were introduced to the local noisemakers by a friend in the industry and are oh so glad because these guys rock. With their latest 4 song EP Waves/Wash having been released in June of this year – shortly before their performance at the inaugural Gridlock Festival –  we wanted to scoop these guys up asap. Drawing comparisons to rockers such as Japandroids and laying down powerful, guitar driven, get you up out of your seat tracks from start to finish, there’s no wonder we were impressed at first listen.

“Beauts’ songs are full of bittersweet hooks and shout-along choruses” and RHR couldn’t be more thrilled to have them on board – give them a listen, you’ll understand.

Have a listen to the second track off their EP ‘Ether’ below and check out the rest of Waves/Wash on their Bandcamp profile!