VICTORIOUS PRINCIPALITY

Stereophonics and SFA up for four gongs each...

STEREOPHONICS and SUPER FURRY ANIMALS are both nominated for four awards in the first WRITS ceremony, the Welsh equivalent of the BRITS, set for CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA on November 27.

During the unveiling of nominations at the Cardiff Hilton yesterday (October 15), Catatonia, Feeder, Manic Street Preachers, The Alarm and Tom Jones were also revealed as candidates for gongs.

Both SFA and Jones are up for Best Live Act, while Jones also features in the best solo artist category and in the Best Male category, alongside Matthew Jay and stage musical performer Michael Ball.

A host for the ceremony has not been announced, though organisers are said to be keen to use Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield.