Native Tongue would like to congratulate Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Troy Kingi and Dave Dobbyn for having a total of 8 nominations in the NZ Music Awards.
Aldous Harding is a finalist in four categories: Best Solo Artist, Best Alternative Artist, Album of the Year for Designer, and Single of the Year for ‘The Barrel’, which is also nominated for New Zealand’s top songwriting award, the Silver Scroll.
Troy Kingi is up for Best Māori Artist and Best Roots Artist.
Troy is on a mission to create 10 albums in 10 years in 10 different genres. His third and latest instalment is 70s roots reggae album Holy Colony Burning Acres, a deeply personal and spiritual examination of the plight of First Nations peoples around the world.
Troy won Best Soul/RnB and Best Māori Artist in 2018.
Marlon Williams is nominated for Album of the Year for his latest release Live at Auckland Town Hall.
While Dave Dobbyn’s band Th’ Dudes are being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.
New Zealand Music Awards will be held on November 14 at Spark Arena, Auckland.