As part of the ABC’s annual Ausmusic Month celebrations, Triple j, Double J and Unearthed have revealed the massive crop of artists, albums and music videos nominated for this year’s J Awards.
Leading the charge with two nominations each, both in the Australian Music Video of the Year and Double J Artist of the Year categories, are Sampa The Great and Mojo Juju. The nominees cover a huge spread of artists, from newcomers such as Angie McMahon and Kwame to veterans including Courtney Barnett, John Butler Trio and DZ Deathrays. Check out the full list of nominees below.
Triple j Album of the Year
Based on contribution to Australian music as well as creativity and musicianship.
Amy Shark – Love Monster
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
DMA’s – For Now
Hockey Dad – Blend Inn
Middle Kids – Lost Friends
Ocean Alley – Chiaroscuro
Polaris – The Mortal Coil
RÜFÜS DU SOL – SOLACE
Tash Sultana – Flow State
Double J Artist of the Year
Based on general excellence and contribution to Australian music.
John Butler Trio
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Sampa The Great
Unearthed Artist of the Year
Based on progression in the Australian music scene.
Australian Music Video of the Year – co-presented by Rage
Based on technical excellence, creativity and originality.
B Wise – ‘Feel Something’ (directed by JAEN Collective)
DZ Deathrays – ‘Like People’ (directed by Guss Mallman)
Golden Vessel – ‘BIGBRIGHT’ featuring Elkkle, E^ST and Duckwrth (directed by Harry Deadman)
Mojo Juju – ‘Native Tongue’ (directed by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore)
Sampa The Great – ‘Black Girl Magik’ featuring Nicole Gumbe (directed by Sanjay De Silvia)