Triple J Announce First Round Of J Award Nominees

Written by Alex Langlands on 2nd November, 2012

Triple J Announce First Round Of J Award Nominees

Guess it’s that time of the year again, when we look back on the past few months and try to gather our opinions on what our favourite album of the year was. There’s no rush though, you’ve got a solid two months to think about it. However, with the first round of J Award nominees having just been announced, it’s a good time to get thinking!

There are really no surprises in this list. If we’re being honest, it has been an absolute rip-snorter of a year for Australian music. We had the release of Tame Impala’s second album Lonerism, as well as the likes of Alpine, The Rubens, Ball Park Music, and Hermitude: all of whom received international attention. After the wave of international success that Gotye experienced through his single Somebody That I Used to Know, could the solid releases of all the artists below see a new era for Australian music? If so, it is safe to say that as a country, we are in very safe hands.

This announcement comes as triple j’s Ausmusic Month begins, as we celebrate our musical culture. Other awards will include Unearthed Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year. The Winners of all three categories will be announced on 23rd November.

2012 J Award Nominees – The Album of the Year

AlpineA Is for Alpine
Ball Park MusicMuseum
HermitudeHyper Paradise
The RubensThe Rubens
Tame ImpalaLonerism

2012 J Award Nominees – Music Video of the Year

GotyeEasy Way Out
Flight FacilitiesForeign Language
Kirin J CallinanWay II War
Bertie BlackmanBoy
Hilltop HoodsRattling The Keys To The Kingdom

2012 J Award Nominees – Unearthed act of the Year

The Rubens
Chance Waters
Thelma Plum


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