NEWS: Self Esteem crowned winner of the DICE Live Award 2022 2

NEWS: Self Esteem crowned winner of the DICE Live Award 2022

Self Esteem, aka Rebecca Lucy Taylor, has just been crowned as DICE’s best live music act in the UK and Ireland this year. The multi- talented solo artist joins a prestigious cast of past DICE Live Award winners including Dave, Little Simz, Loyle Carner, Slowthai and Wolf Alice, who have later been recognised by the BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize. Self Esteem’s Dice Live Award is her third big win as a solo artist, after winning the BBC Introducing Artist of the Year Award and Attitude Award in 2021, together with a pile of nominations including Mercury, Brit and several NME and Q awards.

Speaking of her Dice win, Self Esteem said“Thank you fans and thank you DICE. I can’t believe this. I finally feel like Hayley from Paramore. Thank you also to my band who are amazing. This is for all of you guys – I’m genuinely really chuffed.”

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Self Esteem with her Dice Award

Self Esteem, formerly of indie band Slow Club, burst onto the live scene as a fierce, witty, smart and triumphant solo artist, who ” took no prisoners.” Her Mercury Prize-nominated second album Prioritise Pleasure arrived as one of 2021’s most anticipated releases, praised for its fearless ability to tackle issues around female autonomy, comparison culture and self-love, with its witty confessional lyricism and anthemic pop rhythms. 

Self Esteem’s upcoming tour in the UK sold out quickly on DICE, with fan demand leading to a run of extra dates being announced, including a third night at London’s Eventim Apollo

Self Esteem received her award at The Lower Third in London’s West End following testimonial input from senior industry figures and a final vote from DICE fans. She was shortlisted alongside incredible artists: Fred again.., Gabriels, Obongjayar and Shygirl.  All nominees were described as “artists who are not only creating music that people love, but also delivering live performances that keep fans coming back for more.”

On the night, there were live performances from DICE’s Ones to Watch 2023, including alt-R&B artist Amie Blu, experimental rapper BXKS and boundary-pushing pop artist Ray Laurél.

Phil Hutcheon, Founder & CEO of DICE said: “It was great to bring the DICE Live Award back again, to recognise Self Esteem alongside the talented artists raising the bar for live music. Big thanks to everyone who helped us find our worthy winner for 2022.”

Host Kate Hutchinson added, “After the few years we’ve had, it’s more important now than ever to celebrate our incredible live music scene and uplift new artists. I’m not surprised that Self Esteem is taking home the prize – her show is one of the best I’ve seen this year and underlines the power of pop performance. The DICE Live Award winners always go on to bigger things and world domination is going to be hers in 2023.”

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