Baltic Fleet wins Liverpool GIT Award 2013

We headed up to Liverpool on Friday to see our very own  Baltic Fleet  named the winner of the ‘Scouse Mercury Prize’ aka  Liverpool’s GIT Music Award 2013.  Baltic Fleet’s Paul Fleming  received his award from the Liverpool Echo’s Peter Guy, The Quietus’ John Doran and Q Magazine’s Andrew Harrison. Here’s what they said…. “The judges believe that Towers captured the sprawling vitality of contemporary music and married this to a sonic landscape which is indicative of its birth; No rthern working class cities which thrive on industry and making things happen. Flawless electronic melodies, breezeblock beats and an effortless futuristic edge” Baltic Fleet said ” Can’t explain how much this means. An amazing night for Merseyside culture. Respect to everyone involved who made it happen.  Best City in The World” Merseyside’s premier music prize,  The GIT Award  plays host to 12 shortlisted artists who compete for the £1000 prize and the chance to play  Yoko Ono ‘s  Meltdown Festival  at London’s  Southbank Centre .  The shortlist was then decided by a 12-strong judging panel comprising respected music industry figures including BBC 6 Music presenter and son of John Peel,  Tom Ravenscroft , the editor of rock and pop music bible Q Magazine, Liverpool-born  Andrew Harrison ,  Matt Wilkinson ,  NME ‘s new music editor, leading UK music website, The Quietus ‘ editor,  John Doran  plus the cornerstones of Liverpool’s music and arts scene. The twelve nominees were: B altic Fleet, Barberos, By The Sea, Nadine Carina, Clinic, Conan, Dan Croll, John Heckle, Jetta, Tyler Mensah, Stealing Sheep, Wave Machines The Justice Collective won the Inspiration Award for their Christmas No. 1 and tireless work in supporting the fight for JFT96. Tyler Mensah won the People’s Choice Award.  More photos on Flickr and Facebook