John Newman and Arctic Monkeys up for Novello
24 Apr 2014
John Newman and Arctic Monkeys up for Novello
John Newman is up against London Grammar for Ivor Novello songwriting award while Arctic Monkeys compete for the best Album Award.

John Newman’s Love Me Again will compete with Strong by London Gramm and Best of Friends by Palma Violets to win the Best Song Musically and Lyrically award.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkey’s AM album is up for the Album Award against Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Laura Mvula’s Sing To The Moon.

The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate the best songwriters and composers. The annual awards are judged by the writing community and this year marks the 59th year.

Also up for a 2014 Novello award include Passenger for Let Her Go in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category. The Best Original Film Score category sees the likes of Gravity by Steven Price receive a nomination.

Arctic Monkeys first won the Album Award in 2007 for their What People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006). While AM landed the British Album of the Year at this year’s BRITs and became their fifth consecutive No.1 album on the Official UK Albums Chart.

Arctic Monkeys will perform two shows in May and headline T in the Park 2014 and Reading Leeds Festival 2014. London Grammar and John Newman will both tour the UK later this year.

The Ivor Novello Awards – Nominations

Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Best Of Friends – Palma Violets
Love Me Again – John Newman
Strong – London Grammar

Best Contemporary Song
Kemosabe – Everything Everything
Latch – Disclosure featuring Sam Smith
Retrograde – James Blake

Best Album
AM – Arctic Monkeys
Push The Sky Away – Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Sing To The Moon – Laura Mvula

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Clown – Emeli Sande
Let Her Go – Passenger
Troublemaker – Olly Murrs featuring Flo Rida

Best Original Film Score
Captain Philips – Henry Jackman
Gravity – Steven Price
The Epic Of Everest – Simon Fisher Turner

Best Television Soundtrack
Mr Selfridge – Charlie Mole
Ripper Street – Dominik Scherrer
The Thirteenth Tale – Benjamin Wallfisch