To coincide with the launch of
November Movember Aus Music Month, triple j have announced the first round of nominations for its annual J Awards. Drumroll please…
Earlier today, Tom and Alex announced the first round of homegrown hopefuls included in the prestigious Album of the Year category, with Convict Island’s preeminent temperature taking, zeitgeist shaping youth broadcaster recognising two of the year’s most unique Australian albums: psych-rock opus Dream Cave by Blue Mountains quartet Cloud Control and the aggressively ubiquitous (cc: every barbeque in Australia for the past six-twelve months) self-titled debut album from Gen Y Australia’s spirit animal, Flume.
More nominees will be announced today, though none, we feel, will be as likely to win as those two.
UPDATE: Sydney duo Jagwar Ma’s debut album has also made the cut as well as The Drones’ I See Seaweed, Big Scary’s Not Art and Rüfüs’ Atlas.
Previous album of the year winners include Wolfmother (2005), Hilltop Hoods (2006), The Panics (2007), The Presets (2008), Sarah Blasko (2009), Tame Impala (2010), Gotye (2011) and Tame Impala (2012).
Check out our interview with Flume below…