The Digital Socket Awards

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Yesterday saw the launch of The Digital Socket Awards, the brainchild of Peter Nangle and Ronan Hunt-Murphy.

What are The Digital Socket Awards?

The DSAs are a celebration and recognition of the Irish music of 2010. Nominated by the public and voted for by Irish music bloggers (which I’m thrilled to be a part of).

To nominate an act you can go to The Digital Socket Awards website. A couple of houserules..

  1. Each album/act must be Irish. These awards are only open to Irish bands and singers.
  2. The albums must have been released between 01/01/2010 and the 13/12/2010.
  3. Nominations close on Wednesday 22 December at 9pm.

Once an act has been nominated, it will be entered to a longlist list. Then us bloggers will vote and judge each category. The awards ceremony itself will take place in The Grand Social on February 3rd 2011.


1. Best Design (Website, Artwork, Posters)
2. Best Independent Label
3. Best Video
4. Best Music Photography
5. Best Radio Show
6. Best Pop
7. Best Folk
8. Best Rock and Alternative
9. Best Electronic & Hip Hop
10. Best Indie
11. Best EP
12. Best Newcomer.
13. Best Album
14. Song of the Year

A full list of blogs involved.

Asleep On The Compost Heap
Bull Black Nova
Chris Jones
Electric Whipcrack
Harmless Noise
Indie Limerick
Lauren Murphy
Like A Drummer
Music Review
My Event Guide
On The Record
Quarter Inch Collective
Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff
Secret Fireworks
Steven O’Rourke
Swear I’m Not Paul
Sweet Oblivion
The Point Of Everything
The Torture Garden
Those Geese Were Stupefied