The invite-only event will be a night of live music, celebrating the best in Kiwi music, taking place at St Matthew-In-The-City in Auckland on September 20.
The 2023 edition of the awards sees a wide range of genres represented across four categories: Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, and the Rolling Stone Global Award.
Across the four award categories, several artists have secured multiple nominations, with Princess Chelsea, COTERIE, Six60, The Beths, TE KAAHU, Fazerdaze all up for two gongs. All six of the above are also in the mix for the Best Record category, which sees an exciting mix of diverse genres nominated, with eight incredible music works recognised.
The other multi-award nominee is L.A.B. who are up for Best Single, as well as the Rolling Stone Global Award. The latter is judged by Rolling Stone’s global staff members to acknowledge the Kiwi artist they just can’t get enough of.
The inaugural award saw the editorial team crown international superstar Lorde, while 2023’s stellar shortlist includes The Beths, Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO), Six60, Bic Runga, BENEE, Mitch James, MELODOWNZ.
Meanwhile, several artists/releases featuring te reo Māori will be honoured on the night, with TE KAAHU, Stan Walker, COTERIE, Six60, L.A.B. and Bic Runga all nominated.
Poppy Reid, Rolling Stone New Zealand editor in chief, said: “After the hugely successful launch of the Panhead Rolling Stone Aotearoa Awards last year, we can’t wait to do it all again this year and join with the music industry to celebrate the diverse and unique music scene in New Zealand. Once again we’ve been treated to a year of New Zealand talent competing on the global stage.”
Rebecca Sinclair, Panhead brand & creative manager, said: “What a night it will be! Aotearoa has some incredible talent and that is worth celebrating. To be the naming sponsor of this event is a great honour! All the best to the nominated artists, we look forward to having a beer with you there.”
The latest issue of Rolling Stone New Zealand featuring The Teskey Brothers on the cover is now available on newsstands. The magazine includes a feature interview with Rolling Stone AU/NZ’s Best New Artist for 2022, MAY-A, as well as a Pride Edition of ‘Artists Tipped To Take Over’ – unearthing several queer acts destined for the top.
2023 PANHEAD ROLLING STONE AOTEAROA AWARDS NOMINEES:
Princess Chelsea – Everything Is Going To Be Alright
COTERIE – Coterie
Six60 – Castle St
The Beths – Expert In A Dying Field
TE KAAHU – Te Kaahu O Rangi
Marlon Williams – My Boy
Fazerdaze – Break!
Stan Walker – All In
Daily J ft. Boo Seeka – ‘Lost In Time’
lilbubblegum – ‘af1’
Princess Chelsea – ‘Forever Is A Charm’
SXMPRA feat. Ski Mask the Slump God – ‘COWBELL WARRIORS!’
Tami Neilson – ‘Beyond The Stars’ ft Willie Nelson
L.A.B. – ‘Take It Away’
Kaylee Bell – ‘Boots N All’
Fazerdaze – ‘Break!’
BEST NEW ARTIST
ROLLING STONE GLOBAL AWARD