Australian Independent Music Award Nominees Announced

The nominations for the Australian Independent Music Awards have been announced. Featuring a host of awards across a range of categories from electronica to hip hop, and some of the biggest names including Flume, Jagwar Ma and The Drones, the awards are sure to be hotly contested. Check out the nominees below:
BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

Big Scary
Dick Diver
Flume
Jagwar Ma
The Drones

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

Big Scary – Not Art (Pieater)
Dick Diver – Calendar Daus (Chapter Music)
Flume – Flume (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic)
The Drones – I Sea Seaweed (MGM)

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Courtney Barnett
Kirin J Callinan
Seth Sentry
The Rubens
Vance Joy

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP

Big Scary – Luck Now (Pieater)
Courtney Barnett – History Eraser (Milk! Records)
Flume – Holdin’ On (Future Classic)
Jagwa Ma – Man I Need (Future Classic)
Vance Joy – God Loves You When You’re Dancing (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

Bliss n Eso – Circus In The Sky (Illusive)
Illy – Bring It Back (Obese Records)
Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow (High Score Records)
Spit Syndicate – Sunday Gentlemen (Obese Records)
Urthboy – Smokey’s Haunt  (Elefant Traks)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

Baylou – Go To Hell and I Love You (ABC Music)
Catherine Britt – Always Never Enough (ABC Music)
Karl Broadie – A Side B Side Seaside (WJO)
The Sunny Cowgirls – What We Do (WJO)
Lee Kernaghan – Beautiful Noise (ABC Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

Mama Kin – The Magician’s Daughter (MGM)
Mia Dyson – The Moment (MGM)
Paul Kelly – Spring And Fall (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Tim Rogers – Rogers Sings Rogerstein (Four | Four)
The Cat Empire – Steal The Light (Two Shoes Record)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise (Flightless)
Kingswood – Change Of Heart (Capgun Kids)
Parkway Drive – Atlas (Resist Records)
The Mark Of Cain – Songs Of The Third and Fifth (Feel Presents)
The Smith Street Band – Sunshine And Technology (Poison City Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

Allan Browne Trio – Lost In The Stars (Jazzhead)
Christopher Hale – Sylvan Coda (Which Way Music)
Jonathan Zwartz – The Remembering And Forgetting Of The Air (Planet)
Magnet – Magnet (Magnet Sounds)
Trichotomy – Fact Finding Mission (Jazzhead Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA ALBUM

Collarbones – Die Young (Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control)
Flume – Flume (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Howlin (Future Classic)
ShockOne – Universes (OneLove)
Yolanda Be Cool – Ladies And Mentalman (Sweat It Out)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

Charles Murdoch – Dekire featuring Oscar Key Sung (Future Classic)
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) (Independent / AWAL)
Flume – Holdin On (Future Classic)
Jagwar Ma – Man I Need (Future Classic)
RÜFÜS - Take Me (Sweat it Out)

*Please note:
Nominees for Best Independent Classical Album and Best Independent Label will be announced at a later date.

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