Gotye Wins J Award Album Of The Year

Ineligible for the vanilla flavoured ARIAs, Gotye’s Making Mirrors picked up its first major gong of the year after beating the likes of The Middle East, Ball Park Music, Big Scary, The Jezabels, Papa VS Pretty, Kimbra, Drapht, Architecture In Helsinki and Art Vs Science in triple j’s J Award Album of the Year. Full list of winners below…

2011 Album Of The Year – Gotye Making Mirrors
Duh! Hottest 100 here we come.

2011 Unearthed Artist Of The Year – Ball Park Music Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs
The forever-gigging upbeat Brisbane indie-pop crew of six have avoided the ‘novelty act’ tag through their consistent songwriting, impressive musicianship and sincerity.

2011 Music Video Of The Year – Hermitude “Speak of The Devil”
Directed by Emma Tomelty, the video for Hermitude’s single “Speak Of The Devil” made the perfect accompaniment to the track’s dancefloor-ready hip hop beats and bouncing synth melody – and Pedestrian is pretty stoked that this was the first place you saw it!