The biggest names in music alongside some of New Zealand’s most critically acclaimed artists and songwriters – APRA AMCOS are proud to announce the five finalists in line for the 2015 APRA Silver Scroll Award.
The Silver Scroll is widely considered the most important music award in the New Zealand music industry.
Newcomers on the list are Marlon Williams with ‘Dark Child’, which he co-wrote with fellow expat New Zealand songwriter Tim Moore, urban storyteller Anthonie Tonnon with ‘Water Underground’ and indie-folk songwriter Mel Parsons with ‘Get Out Alive’.
Kiwi star Lorde is also a finalist this year for ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’, which she wrote alongside co-writer and producer Joel Little. In 2013 the duo won the Silver Scroll for ‘Royals’ and last year Little was a finalist for his work with Broods.
Portland-based brothers Ruban and Kody Nielson are also finalists with ‘Multi-Love’. This is the second time electronic psych-funk band Unknown Mortal Orchestra have made the top 5, after being a 2011 finalist with ‘Ffunny Ffrends’.
“These five songs illustrate everything great about our music right now – diverse, original and assured,” says APRA spokesman Anthony Healey. “We are extremely proud to be celebrating songs of such quality on the 50th anniversary of the award.”