ICM Awards 2018: Greatest Discovery Winner

ICM Awards
ICM Awards 2018: Greatest Discovery Winner


After hundreds of votes were collated and verified, you guys all came together and voted for Brighton’s latest force of nature – Gaffa Tape Sandy.

Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, Gaffa Tape Sandy’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes.

The Brighton/Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock‘n’roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and Indoor Pets.


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Their debut EP ‘Spring Killing’ led to them performing at Glastonbury Festival, with their next single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week before being included in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018. This year has seen them hopping all over the festival circuit, from Live At Leeds & Liverpool Sound City to The Great Escape & Latitude Festival, as well as their first international performance at Germany’s Waldstock Festival.

A huge congratulations to Gaffa Tape Sandy 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. Gaffa Tape Sandy
2nd. Sophie and the Giants
3rd. Wooze
4th. Lauran Hibberd
5th. Whenyoung


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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