AMPA Report

The APMA’s may have only been running since 2014, but the Alternative Press’ Music Awards shows are already thought to be one of the best alternative music shows in the world. Hitting us hard with the big names, the APMA’s are as much an excuse for an all star day festival as they are a chance for us to celebrate and nominate our favourite alternative music artists across a whole range of rock and metal genres.

This year, the APMA’s take place on July 18th so keep your eyes peeled to find out who’s the cream of the alternative music crop! We’ve put together a quick rundown of the categories, nominees and who we think might win this year as well as how to steal their style with Attitude Clothing!…

BEST VOCALIST
Nominees:
Alex Gaskarth – All Time Low
Caleb Shomo – Beartooth
Patrick Stump – Fall Out Boy
Lzzy Hale – Halestorm
Kellin Quinn – Sleeping With Sirens
Corey Taylor – Slipknot

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Corey Taylor

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BEST GUITARIST
Nominees:
Kevin Skaff – A Day To Remember
JB Brubaker – August Burns Red
Kellen McGregor – Memphis May Fire
Chad Gilbert – New Found Glory
Misha Mansoor – Periphery
Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Jack Fowler – Sleeping With Sirens 

BEST BASSIST
Nominees:
Ralph Sica – Being As An Ocean
Skyler Acord – Issues
Ryan Neff – Miss May I
Matthew Taylor – Motion City Soundtrack
Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction
Kelen Capener – The Story So Far

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Ahren Stringer – The Amity Affliction

BEST DRUMMER
Nominees:
Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides
Loniel Robinson – letlive.
Jerod Boyd – Miss May I
Dani Washington – Neck Deep
Maxx Danziger – Set It Off
Aaron Gillespie – Underoath

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Christian Coma – Black Veil Brides

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
Nominees:
As It Is (United Kingdom)
Babymetal (Japan)
Marianas Trench (Canada)
One OK Rock (Japan)
Parkway Drive (Australia)
You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: You Me At Six (United Kingdom)

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Nominees:
All Time Low – “Something’s Gotta Give”
August Burns Red – “Identity”
Panic! At The Disco – “Emperor’s New Clothes”
State Champs – “If I’m Lucky”
The Wonder Years – “Cardinals”
Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
Falling In Reverse – “Just Like You”
Never Shout Never – “Hey! We OK”
Of Mice & Men – “Would You Still Be There”
Panic! At The Disco – “Hallelujah”
Pierce The Veil – “The Divine Zero”
State Champs – “Secrets”

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Pierce The Veil – “The Divine Zero”

BEST LIVE BAND
Nominees:
Attila
Beartooth
Issues
Motionless In White
Neck Deep
Slipknot

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Slipknot

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ARTIST PHILANTHROPIC
Nominees:
Andrew McMahon – Dear Jack Foundation
Jake Luhrs – HeartSupport
The Used – Living The Dream
The Wonder Years – Puppies Behind Bars, After School All-Stars, The Herren Project, Futures Without Violence
This Wild Life – National Breast Cancer Foundation
You Me At Six – Passport Back To The Bars, The Ghost Inside U.K. Fundraiser, PETA

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: You Me At Six – Passport Back To The Bars, The Ghost Inside U.K. Fundraiser, PETA

MOST DEDICATED FANBASE
Nominees:
Issues
Mayday Parade
New Years Day
PVRIS
The Ghost Inside
The Maine

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: New Years Day

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BREAKTHROUGH BAND
Nominees:
I Prevail
Knuckle Puck
Neck Deep
New Years Day
Set It Off
State Champs

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Neck Deep

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BEST UNDERGROUND BAND
Nominees:
Cane Hill
Creeper
Moose Blood
ROAM
Tiny Moving Parts
Too Close To Touch

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Creeper

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
All Time Low – Future Hearts
August Burns Red – Found In Far Away Places
Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit
Knuckle Puck – Copacetic
The Maine – American Candy
Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You
Sleeping With Sirens – Madness
State Champs – Around The World And Back
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Bring Me The Horizon – That’s The Spirit

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Nominees:
All Time Low
Beartooth
PVRIS
Fall Out Boy
Motionless In White
Panic! At The Disco
Real Friends
Sleeping With Sirens
Slipknot
Twenty One Pilots

Attitude Clothing’s Prediction: Twenty One Pilots

Best of luck to all the APMA nominees, and remember, no matter what alternative music or fashion you’re into, we’ve got you covered at Attitude Clothing. Check out our unique alternative styles from Gothic to Kawaii, Rockabilly to Punk, Steampunk to Street and more.

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