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Live: the 2014 Socks

Smithsocksimon brings you its alternative to the annual celebration of dosh that is the Brit Awards.

Best British Female Solo Artist

Who else but Helen Love, because she is Helen Love and because she made a fab return to recording action in 2013. Atomic.

Best International Male Solo Artist

Hibou, a well-deserved gong for Seattle-based Peter Michel. Owlish.

Best British Breakthrough Act

Pet Friends, Hertfordshire’s finest bound for stadium status in 2014. Steps.

Best British Group

Who else, but The Fall. Mighty.

Critics’ Choice

When Nalda Became Punk, whose Farewell to Youth was the year’s best LP. Spanish.

Best British Single

Helen Love :: Atomic

Best International Group

A shoo-in for an almighty return to form: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Geneva.

Best British Male Solo Artist

It’s the year of the oldies: Billy Bragg. Handyman.

Best International Female Solo Artist

The queen of country, Laura Cantrell. Hummingbird.

Best British LP

And the final award rightly goes to the pop city of 2013, Leeds, and The French Defence for Sketches of the September Leaf.

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