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2017 AIR Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on: Wed 31 May 2017

Acknowledging Australia’s best independent recording artists, the 2017 AIR Awards ceremony will offer an added height of excitement as it settles into its new home at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July 2017.

The AIR Awards have evolved from a small gathering of people at the inaugural Awards in 2006 to become a key event in the Australian music industry calendar. The event showcases and pays tribute to hundreds of Independent artists and labels, delivering performances from some of Australia’s finest acts. Over 100 individual Awards have been presented to date and for many winners it has been the first industry recognition they have received, serving to help springboard them to national and international attention, recognition and success. With genres crossing jazz, classical, blues and roots, country, hip hop, hard rock/punk and dance/electronica, The 2017 AIR Awards nominees are…

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

  • D. D. Dumbo
  • Flume
  • A.B. Original
  • Alex Lahey
  • Ali Barter

 

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

  • Ngaiire – Blastoma
  • A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
  • Alex Lahey – B-Grade University
  • D. D. Dumbo – Utopia Defeated
  • Big Scary – Animal

 

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

  • Flume – Never Be Like You feat. Kai
  • D. D. Dumbo – Satan
  • A.B. Original – January 26 feat. Dan Sultan
  • Big Scary – The Opposite Of Us
  • Alex Lahey – You Don’t Think You Like People Like Me

 

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
PRESENTED BY PPCA

  • Julia Jacklin
  • D.D. Dumbo
  • A.B. Original
  • Camp Cope
  • Alex Lahey

 

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

  • Remi – Divas And Demons
  • A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
  • L-Fresh The Lion – Become
  • Hau – The No End Theory
  • Milwaukee Banks – Deep Into The Night

 

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

  • William Crighton – William Crighton
  • Henry Wagons – After What I Did Last Night
  • Big Smoke – Time Is Golden
  • Bill Chambers – Cold Trail
  • Halfway – The Golden Halfway Record

 

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

  • Archie Roach – Let Love Rule
  • The Waifs – Beautiful You
  • Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart
  • Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win
  • The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train

 

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

  • Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis
  • Violent Soho – WACO
  • Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going To Be
  • Hellions – Opera Oblivia
  • Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

 

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

  • Flume – Skin
  • Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then
  • Elizabeth Rose – Intra
  • Friendship – Nullabor 1988-1989
  • Rainbow Chan – Spacings

 

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

  • Flume – Never Be Like You feat. Kai
  • Nick Murphy – Stop Me (Stop You)
  • Starley – Call On Me

 

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

  • Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky – Provenance
  • Keller Murphy Browne – Travellers
  • James Morrison & Don Burrows – In Good Company
  • Ben Winkelman Trio – The Knife

 

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

  • Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates
  • Slava Grigoryan – Bach: Cello Suites Vol 1
  • Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti – Mozart’s Last Symphonies
  • Genevieve Lacey & James Crabb – Heard This And Thought Of You

 

Nominations for Best Independent Label to be revealed soon.

More info: AIR.org.au

Luke Penman

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