While Pilate's clear potential for mainstream success has gotten it all over the charts in Canada, acts like Hot Hot Heat and the Stills seem to get all their exposure from Euro-rags like the (in)famous NME. It's just sad, really, because nobody wants to see Nickelback's beating of the dead horse that is grunge win a million Junos. Sure, Pilate and co. are up for some awards, but not to the extent of the critically unacclaimed Nickelback, which is up for Best Canadian Rock Group To Ever Goddamn Exist. Really!
Canada's Juno Awards are our answer to the Brits and Grammy's. They're also quite famous for ignoring the bleeding edge of our own rock moment. Such acts include Joy Division/New Order-esque The Stills, Cure-lovers Hot Hot Heat, U2/Coldplay-worshippers Pilate, and the enigmatic Broken Social Scene.