The Common Linnets win EBBA Public Choice Award. The European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) are about breaking down borders and recognising emerging European rock, pop and dance artists who achieved success in other countries than their own. To do this, 10 European artists will receive an EBBA during a spectacular TV-show presented by BBC-legend Jools Holland.
The Common Linnets came out as the big winner of the evening taking away the ‘Public Choice Award’ by an overwhelming amount of online voters. The Dutch group, who performed live at the show, released their debut album ‘The Common Linnets’ last November. Since then the album has received the title ‘Album of the Year’ on iTunes, the Golden status in Germany and Austria and reached the highest sales in 2014 in the Netherlands.
The Common Linnets: 'We crossed musical borders making the music, and now to be recognized for crossing international borders is very satisfying….The EBBA means that the record has its own legs now, and the group has its own legs now, instead of thriving on that second place at Eurovision. It has its own life.”