Pa­trick Wat­son puts out the Fire

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Mon­treal’s Pa­trick Wat­son – who plays Dublin’s Am­bas­sador on Novem­ber 13th – won this year’s Polaris Mu­sic Prize for his Close To Par­adise album at an event in Toronto on Mon­day.

There were 10 al­bums in the run­ning, in­clud­ing Ar­cade Fire, Feist, The Bes­nard Lakes and Mir­a­cle Fortress, but the me­dia jury gave the nod on the night to Wat­son’s epic melan­cholic pop.

Be­sides the Can$20,000 ( prize and the gi­ant nov­elty cheque, Wat­son – the name of both the back­ing band and the singer him­self – can ex­pect to see a sig­nif­i­cant sales and PR bump for the album as a re­sult of the win.

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