80s retro project Nightwork lands three annual Anděl music awards
The Czech annual Anděl music awards for 2010 were handed out on Wednesday. Three prizes went to the band Nightwork which parodies the 1980s. The Anděl awards highlighted some interesting music endeavours in 2010 but critics say they fail to reflect what’s really progressive in Czech pop music.
The award for best male singer went to David Koller while singer Lucie Bílá won the award for best female singer, both veterans of the Czech music scene.
“I think the most interesting thing is that there was nothing interesting, nothing new, even though there are these bands like Nightwork and others. But there was nothing that would really represent what’s current and relevant in contemporary Czech music.”
Mr Turek says Nightwork’s appeal is in its humour, and the lack of any deeper and more serious motifs. In his opinion, it’s easy-listening music more than anything else.
“Many journalists are putting their heads together to create new music awards that would really follow the interesting stuff. Most Czechs who are interested in music don’t really care about Anděl because it only represents a few business people who try to make money on something that doesn’t work any more.”