Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and Kate Bush are among the nominees for the 2014 Q Awards.

And Kasabian lead the way by competing in four categories: Best Track, Best Album, Best Act and Best Live Act, while Alex Turner and co are shortlisted for Best Video, Best Act and Best Live Act.

Following her return to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo, Kate Bush is up for Best Act and Best Live Act.

Sam Smith, Paolo Nutini, Elbow, Damon Albarn and Arcade Fire are all competing in two categories.

Senior editor of Q magazine Matt Mason said: "It's been a remarkable and fascinating 12 months for music, and these nominations are a measure of that.

"We've had the surprise and brilliance of Kate Bush's return alongside the excitement and invention delivered by all the nominees in the Best New Act category.

"From the two-man blast of newcomers Royal Blood to headline performances from Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys, there have been constant reminders of rock 'n' roll's enduring power to knock our socks off. All the nominated acts have helped make 2014 a brilliant year."

The awards take place on October 22 and will be hosted by Christian O'Connell.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best New Act

Ella Eyre

Sam Smith

Fat White Family

Royal Blood

FKA Twigs

The 1975

George Ezra


London Grammar


Best Track

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Lorde - Royals

Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home

Kasabian - eez-eh

Best Video

Arctic Monkeys - Arabella

Elbow - New York Morning

Coldplay - Magic

Jamie xx - Sleep Sound

Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Best Album

Elbow - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology

Kasabian - 48:13

Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

The Black Keys - Turn Blue

Best Live Act

Arcade Fire

Arctic Monkeys


Kate Bush

Jack White

Best Solo Artist

Paolo Nutini

St Vincent

Damon Albarn

Jake Bugg

Ed Sheeran

Best Act In The World Today

Arctic Monkeys

Pharrell Williams

Arcade Fire


Kate Bush