(Moncton, NB – February 17th, 2011) The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards have just released their 2011 nominees list, and Moncton’s The Motorleague have been given a nod in the Best Song – Punk Category.

While the awards are open to bands from all over the globe, The Motorleague are the only nominee representing Canada in the category. Other nominees for best punk song include Berri Txarrak from Spain, The Knockouts from Sweden, and Voice of Addiction, and The Space Pimps – both from The United States.

Winners of Independent Music Awards are chosen by a panel of industry professionals, with this year’s judges including Tom Waits, Ozzy Osbourne, Seal, Andrew W.K., and Weird-Al. An award is given via a category called Vox-Populi which allows fans to vote without not affecting the industry panel selection.

The Motorleague, who took home two East Coast Music Awards last March, and a Music New Brunswick Award in September, are currently preparing for the release of their 2nd recording this spring. “We’re starting to say good-bye to our first record so this nomination is a nice little surprise send off for her” says The Motorleague’s Don Levandier. “They’ve also got Weird-Al as one of the judges, so just the thought that there’s the slightest chance that Weird Al will hear The Motorleague is enough for me.”

The Motorleague are in good company, with fellow East Coast Canadian acts like Duane Andrews and Madison Violet both picking dual nominations. Past East Coast winners include The Trews in 2008 for Best Rock Song.

The Motorleague will be touring The Atlantic Provinces in March and April before heading on their 2nd cross country trip in June.