The Delays at The Mag Awards 2007

Retro: The Mag Awards 2008

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On the 19th July 2008, we took over legendary Southampton music venue, The Talking Heads, for the second time and delivered an award show that recognised the amazing unsigned and independent talent we had discovered over the previous twelve months.

Billed under our name at the time, The Mag, and sponsored by Original 106 FM (home of Xan Philips, who promoted new bands on his radio show), the award show featured performances from some of the winners as well as the awards themselves. Twelve years later, we thought we’d take a brief glance back at the bands and the music that made the night so special.

Best RecordThe Dawn Chorus – Town / City EP
Best WebsitePlastic Toys
Best Solo-ArtistRichie Madisun
Best Live ActDlugokecki
Best BandIdiot3
Writers’ Choice AwardDelays
The Mag Awards 2008 Winners

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Just like the 2007 award show, sponsored by Jägermeister, the show was amazing because of the bands. We have searched out some content to share their music with you below.

The Dawn Chorus, a wonderful indie/folk band with a huge warm sound have defeated us in our search, which mainly yielded 14 million recordings of birds. Please hit us up on social if you can track them down.

Dlugokecki picked up the best live act, which isn’t surprising to anyone who has heard them live.

Watch Dlugokecki – Set In Stone

Idiot3 launched their new EP at the show, playing all the tracks back-to-back. They also picked up the best band award.

Watch Idiot3 – Stereo

Richie Madisun supplied walk-on music for all the winners, except for himself as we surprised him with a best solo-artist award.

Watch Madisuns – Also

Plastic Toys picked up the best website award.

Watch Plastic Toys – Still Alive

And finally, leaving us all awestruck, The Delays picked up a writers’ choice award.

Watch Delays – Valentine

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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