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Apparat wins IMPALA’s European Album Of The Year Award

By | Published on Monday 24 February 2020


Apparat’s ‘LP5’ has taken this year’s IMPALA European Album Of The Year Award. It’s the tenth time the pan-European indie label trade body has presented the prize.

“‘LP5’ is a great winner”, says IMPALA’s Helen Smith. “It is a timely reminder of just how the European music market functions – a German artist collaborating with a UK label on a recording in Berlin. The winner and indeed the whole shortlist illustrate the importance of on-going cross-border co-operation in Europe”.

Released last March through Mute, Apparat – aka Sasha Ring – has been touring the record with his live band. “It’s been a great last year for the band”, he says. “We’ve been playing all over Europe and once again realised how awesome it is to be able to travel around like that and play for all these people. We never really felt like a ‘German band’ and that’s why it’s awesome to receive this truly European award!”

A total of 22 albums by artists from around Europe were nominated to receive the award this year, including UK rapper Little Simz’s ‘Grey Area’.