Patrick Watson, Arcade Fire Win
Multiple Quebec Indie Awards

Published: September 17, 2007
Written By: Eva Lam

Patrick Watson and the Arcade Fire each took home three awards at the second annual Quebec Independent Music Awards (GAMIQ) show on Sunday.

Watson was named artist of the year and best songwriter, while his second album “Close to Paradise” won for best indie pop album. The singer-songwriter had a total of six nominations this year.

The Arcade Fire won for international career of the year, show of the year and best indie rock album for “Neon Bible.”

The prize for breakthrough artist of the year went to Tricot Machine, who also won for best chanson album for their self-titled debut.

Montreal ska group Me Mom and Morgentaler, who announced they will perform two reunion concerts in November, won the tribute award.

Here is the full list of the 2007 GAMIQ winners:

Artist Of The Year: Patrick Watson
Songwriter Of The Year: Patrick Watson
International Career Of The Year: The Arcade Fire
Show Of The Year: The Arcade Fire
Breakthrough Artist Of The Year: Tricot Machine
Best Chanson Album: Tricot Machine — "Tricot Machine"
Best Electro Album: Numero# — "L'ideologie Des Stars"
Best Experimental Album: Les Georges Leningrad — "Sangue Puro"
Best Folk/Country Album: Les Freres Cheminaud — "Les Hommes Des Tavernes"
Best Hip-Hop Album: Omnikrom — "Trop Banane!"
Best Indie Pop Album: Patrick Watson — "Close To Paradise"
Best Indie Rock Album: The Arcade Fire — "Neon Bible"
Best Metal/Hardcore Album: Voivod — "Katorz"
Best Punk Album: Vulgaires Machins — "Compter Les Corps"
Best Rock 'N' Roll Album: Xavier Cafeine — "Gisele"
Best World/Trad Album: Marco Calliari — "Mia Dolce Vita!"
Tribute Award: Me Mom And Morgentaler


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