Melbourne outfit Kisschasy has been crowned the Channel [V] Oz Artist Of The Year for 2009. The band beat out rather stiff competition from Bliss N Eso, Short Stack and the all-conquering Empire Of The Sun to snatch the gong, with the award being voted on by the public. On receiving the award, Kisschasy frontman Darren Cordeaux gushed, "We are unbelievably honoured and humbled to receive this award. We've been working our arses
off over the past eight years to make great albums and put on exciting live shows for our fans and we thank them first and foremost, not only for voting for us but also for keeping us going over the years."