ICM Awards 2018: Album of the Year Winner

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After hundreds of votes were collated and verified, you guys all came together and voted for Bedford’s shining superstar – Tom Grennan.

Tom Grennan as risen through the ranks at an alarming rate. And this debut album just highlights his brilliance. ‘Lightning Matches’ has all the elements of a great Indie Rock musician. From ‘Royal Highness’ to ‘Lucky Ones’, the LP shows exactly what he can do – which is pretty much anything.

His voice powerful voice and bold guitar rock is confident, energetic and genuine. Grennan has gone from strength to strength and has produced something truly marvellous.


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A huge congratulations to Tom Grennan and of course our fantastic runner-ups for an incredible year. We for one cannot wait to see where 2019 takes them all.

Full standings:
1st. Tom Grennan – Lightning Matches
2nd. Slaves – Acts of Fear and Love
3rd. The Vaccines – Combat Sports
4th. Shame – Songs of Praise
5th DMA’s – For Now


As 2018 draws to a close, IndieCentralMusic looks back at the greatest new guitar bands, right through some of the best live performances and even the most jaw-dropping films! With an array of categories, we want to hear from you. What has stood out to you this year? Cast your votes throughout this week for all of our awards; Greatest Discovery, Best International Act, ICM Film of the Year, Best Live Performance, Album of the Year, and the highly-anticipated, Track of the Year.

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