#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett Lead This Year’s Independent Music Award Nominations

Written by Emmy Mack on 7th September, 2015

#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett Lead This Year’s Independent Music Award Nominations

#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett, Hermitude and Vance Joy head up the nominations for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

The full list of noms has been revealed for the 10th annual event, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne this October, with the above artists and Chet Faker all contending for the coveted Best Independent Artist gong.

Altogether, Hermitude have snagged four nods, also getting nominated for Best Independent Single/EP (for The Buzz), Best Independent Album and Best Independent Dance/Electronic Album (for Dark Night Sweet Light).

Last year’s Best Independent Artist winner, Courtney Barnett, is again nominated in that category, and has also been shortlisted for Best Independent Album (Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit) and twice for Best Independent Single/EP (for Depreston and Pedestrian At Best).

Fellow troubadour Vance Joy got three nods. As well as Best Independent Artist, he’s also up for Best Independent Single/EP (Fire and the Flood) and Best Independent Album (Dream Your Life Away), while side project of Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek, #1 Dads, is also up for three awards: Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album (About Face) and Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year.

Duking it out in the Best Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album category are British India, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Smith Street Band, The Peep Tempel, and Northlane for their new LP, Node.

Baro, Briggs, Citizen Kay, One Day and Seth Sentry will battle it out in the Best Hip Hop Album category.

In association with Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at Meat Market, North Melbourne.

2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Award Nominees

Best Independent Artist
#1 Dads
Chet Faker
Courtney Barnett
Vance Joy

Best Independent Album
#1 Dads – About Face
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Independent Single Or EP
Bad//Dreems – Cuffed & Collared
Courtney Barnett – Depreston
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)
Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year
#1 Dads
Client Liaison
Japanese Wallpaper
Totally Mild

Best Independent Hip Hop Album
Baro – 17/18
Briggs – Sheplife
Citizen Kay – Demokracy
One Day – Mainline
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

Best Independent Country Album
Amber Lawrence – Superheroes
Frank Yamma – Uncle
Jim Lawrie – Eons
Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
Fraser A. Gorman – Slow Gum
Gurrumul – The Gospel Album
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album
British India – Nothing Touches Me
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Northlane – Node
The Peep Tempel – Tales
The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Collarbones – Return
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Seekae – The Worry
Ta-Ku – Songs To Make Up To

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single
Collarbones – Turning
Generik – The Weekend (Feat. Nicky Van She)
Hayden James – Something About You
Nicky Night Time – Gonna Get Better (Feat. Nat Dunn)
Rüfüs – You Were Right

Best Independent Jazz Album
Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark
Gian Slater – Still Still
Mike Nock Octet – Suite Sima
Sarah Mckenzie – We Could Be Lovers

Best Independent Classical Album
Alicia Crossley – Alchemy
Amir Farid – Amir Farid Plays Javad Maroufi: Golden Dreams And Other Works
Amy Dickson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Island Songs
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates
Zubin Kanga – Piano Inside Out


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