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The 2017 J Award Nominees Have Just Been Announced

Written by Tom Williams on November 1, 2017

UPDATE: The 2017 J-Award winners have now been announced

Triple j has revealed the full list of nominees for its 13th annual J Awards, with rap duo A.B. Original and Perth band Methyl Ethel leading the way.

A.B. Original members Briggs and Trials have been nominated for Australian Album Of The Year for their debut record Reclaim Australia, and their clip for ‘Report To The Mist’ is up for Australian Music Video Of The Year.

Meanwhile, Methyl Ethel are also up for Australian Album Of The Year for their latest full-length effort Everything Is Forgotten, while their video for ‘Ubu’ is nominated for Australian Music Video Of The Year.

Other prominent nominees in the coveted Album Of The Year category include the likes of Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, Gang Of Youths, The Smith Street Band and Thundamentals.

Last year’s J Awards saw singer-songwriter D.D Dumbo’s debut album Utopia Defeated take out the award for Australian Album Of The Year, while King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard were named Double J Artist Of The Year and Tash Sultana scored Unearthed Artist Of The Year.

The 2017 J Award winners — judged by the music teams and presenters at triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed — will be announced on Thursday, 23rd November.

Catch the full list of nominees, below.

2017 J Award Nominees

triple j Australian Album of the Year

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Alex Lahey, I Love You Like A Brother

Ali Barter, A Suitable Girl

Gang of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness

Gordi, Reservoir

Meg Mac, Low Blows

Methyl Ethel, Everything Is Forgotten

The Smith Street Band, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

Thundamentals, Everyone We Know

Vera Blue, Perennial

Double J Artist of the Year

Dan Sultan

Jen Cloher

Kardajala Kirridarra

Lance Ferguson

Paul Kelly

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Alex The Astronaut

Baker Boy

Confidence Man

Ruby Fields

Stella Donnelly

Australian Music Video of the Year

Client Liaison ‘A Foreign Affair {Ft. Tina Arena}’, Director: Tim White

A.B. Original ‘Report To The Mist’, Director: Josh Davis & Heath Kerr

Kirin J Callinan ‘Big Enough {Ft. Alex Cameron, Molly Lewis & Jimmy Barnes}’, Director: Danny Cohen

Methyl Ethel ‘Ubu’, Director: PAXI

Jack River ‘Fool’s Gold’, Director: Matt Sav

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