THE INDEPENDENT WAVE AWARDS

Every year The Independent Wave hosts it's very own awards, to show off the best independent music offers. 2020 was no exception and a very well fought battle ensued.

So whether you are best band, best song or the writer of "a song that your neighbours used to ring the police over but now secretly like" we need to hear from you, unsigned, independent.

2020 categories included:

  • best new song
  • best new album
  • best band
  • best unsigned band
  • best indie band
  • best unsigned indie band
  • best solo singer-songwriter
  • most metal as fuck
  • most punk as fuck
  • most mellow
  • a song that your neighbours used to ring the police over but now secretly like
  • care bear
  • best video
  • best lyric video

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2020 INDEPENDENT AWARD WINNERS

AWARD WINNER RUNNER UP THIRD
Best new song Pauli Suburban Stability Project May Ziv
Best new album Nothing but real Raging Speedhorn Heavy Hlaad
Best band Kay Vs the Moon Suburban Stability Project Jinjer
Best unsigned band Ashen Reach Shrike Tides
Best indie band Eades Heavy Salad The K's
Best unsigned indie band Stone Dead John Alex Ohm The Maitlands
Best solo singer-songwriter Julienne Jarvey Andrew Cushin Iokokanoa
Most metal as fuck Raging Speedhorn Razor Thane Allfather
Most punk as fuck Kay Vs the Moon The Scuntz Tropical Fuck Storm
Most mellow Iokokanoa Bernie stone enmresarra
Song that your neighbours used to call the police on but now secretly like FireFarm Suburban Stability Project Wargasm
Care bear Graham Iokokanoa Ryan Mac
Best video Kay Vs the Moon Tides 12 Bar Brawl
Best lyric video Ashen Reach Shrike Alex Ohm