November is Ausmusic Month, the time of year when triple j tears off its shirt, rubs its sweaty body down with Ausmusic and then dives into a pool of more, quivering Ausmusic while wrestling with the finest Ausmusic.
To celebrate the kickoff of this glorious month, the network have announced the nominees for the 2015 J Awards, which highlight the talents of local artists, and the best Australian albums of the year.
Without any further shaky jelly wrestling analogies – bear with us, it’s Monday morning – the nominees for Australian Album of the Year are:
Alison Wonderland – Run
Alpine – Yuck
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Gang Of Youths – The Positions
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Jarryd James – Thirty One
Parkway Drive – Ire
Seth Sentry Strange – New Past
Tame Impala – Currents
The Rubens – Hoops
Further nominations include:
Unearthed Artist of the Year:
Double J Artist of the Year:
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks
Australian Music Video of the Year
Boy & Bear – ‘Walk The Wire’Director: Darcy Prendergast & Josh ThomasBriggs – ‘The Children Came Back’Executed by: Heath Kerr & Josh DavisCourtney Barnett – ‘Pedestrian At Best’Director: Charlie FordFlume (feat Andrew Wyatt) – ‘Some Minds’Director: Clemens HabichtLife Is Better Blonde – ‘Mine’Director: Natalie Erika James
Winners will be announced at the J Awards and broadcast live on triple j from 4.30pm Thursday November 19.
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