First off, the good. The Pop Factory Music Awards 2003 was held on Friday night and in attendance were Owen and Joe to represent The Crimea’s nomination in the Best New Talent category. They were both apparently hammered by mid-afternoon though hopefully behaving themselves. Fighting against them were Aberystwyth’s The Hot Puppies, Ayra, Goldie Looking Chain, Jarcrew and Culprit One. While The Crimea tipped Jarcrew to win and The Hot Puppies reckoned they’d run away with it themselves, you’re new favourite band The Crimea pulled through with thousands of votes to take the award of Wales’ Best New Talent. Congratulations to the guy’s, and thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. Full details of all award winners can be found on ITV Wales’ Pop Factory website at, or by clicking on [More]
The bad and the ugly. Well, the ugly could well represent the Van On Fire tour, all new details on the gigs page (sorry for all the plugs). The bad on the other hand will have to wait for some official news via the mailing list. You could do a lot worse than signing up to it, which you can do via the main page. That’s all I can say for now. Goodbye and good luck.

Best Pop Act: Blazin’ Squad.
Best Album: The Darkness, Permission To Land.
Best Live Act: Super Furry Animals.
Best Pop Factory Debut: Funeral For A Friend.
Best Pop Factory Performance: The Darkness.
Best Welsh Language New Talent: Jakokoyak.
Best Welsh Language Talent: Texas Radio Band.
Best New Talent: The Crimea.
Comunity Music Award: Hubert Placide (Wada).
Contribution To The Music Industry In Wales: Huw Williams and Natasha Hale, founders of the Welsh Music Foundation.
Outstanding Contribution To The Music: John Cale.
Rock’n'Roll Excess Award: Dirty Sanchez.
Community Music Award: Hubert Placide (Wada).

From ITV 1 Wales’ Pop Factory website here.

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2 Responses to “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”

  1. Denyer says:

    I can console myself with the fact that I voted for both of the bands in there I like… and The Crimea have done far more stuff recently, so they’re worthy winners! =)

  2. zoe says:

    dirty sanchez rocks rock on boyos.

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