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A.B. Original Dominate 2017 Australian Independent Music Award Nominations

Written by Music Feeds on May 31, 2017

UPDATE: The 2017 AIR Award winners have been crowned.

ORIGINAL STORY: Aussie hip-hop duo A.B. Original have nabbed five AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) Music Award nominations, making them the most nominated artist of this year’s crop.

The awards, which honour the country’s best and brightest indie recording artists, have been running since 2006, with the 11th annual ceremony to go down at at Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre on Thursday, 27th of July.

A.B. Original are up for the ‘Best Independent Album Or EP’, ‘Best Independent Single’, ‘Breakthrough Independent Artist’ and ‘Best Independent Hip-Hop Album’ gongs off the back of their debut record Reclaim Australia, as well as the big one – ‘Best Independent Artist’ – at this year’s bash.

They’ll do battle against the likes of D.D. Dumbo, Flume, Alex Lahey and Ali Barter for top honours.

Catch the full list of nominees for the 2017 AIR Awards below.

2017 AIR AWARD NOMINEES – FULL LIST

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
D. D. DUMBO
FLUME
A.B. ORIGINAL
ALEX LAHEY
ALI BARTER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP
NGAIIRE – ‘BLASTOMA’
A.B. ORIGINAL – ‘RECLAIM AUSTRALIA’
ALEX LAHEY – ‘B GRADE UNIVERSITY’
D. D. DUMBO – ‘UTOPIA DEFEATED’
BIG SCARY – ‘ANIMAL’

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE
FLUME – ‘NEVER BE LIKE YOU’ (FEAT. KAI)
D. D. DUMBO – ‘SATAN’
A.B. ORIGINAL – ‘JANUARY 26 FEAT. DAN SULTAN’
BIG SCARY – ‘THE OPPOSITE OF US’
ALEX LAHEY – ‘YOU DON’T THINK YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME’

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY PPCA
JULIA JACKLIN
D.D. DUMBO
A.B. ORIGINAL
CAMP COPE
ALEX LAHEY

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM
REMI – ‘DIVAS AND DEMONS’
A.B. ORIGINAL – ‘RECLAIM AUSTRALIA’
L-FRESH THE LION – ‘BECOME’
HAU – ‘THE NO END THEORY’
MILWAUKEE BANKS – ‘DEEP INTO THE NIGHT’

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
WILLIAM CRIGHTON – ‘WILLIAM CRIGHTON’
HENRY WAGONS – ‘AFTER WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT’
BIG SMOKE – ‘TIME IS GOLDEN’
BILL CHAMBERS – ‘COLD TRAIL’
HALFWAY – ‘THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD’

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
ARCHIE ROACH – ‘LET LOVE RULE’
THE WAIFS – ‘BEAUTIFUL YOU’
RUSSELL MORRIS – ‘RED DIRT RED HEART’
JULIA JACKLIN – ‘DON’T LET THE KIDS WIN’
THE WILSON PICKERS – ‘YOU CAN’T CATCH FISH FROM A TRAIN’

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS – ‘AESTHESIS’
VIOLENT SOHO – ‘WACO’
LUCA BRASI – ‘IF THIS IS ALL WE’RE GOING TO BE’
HELLIONS – ‘OPERA OBLIVIA’
TWELVE FOOT NINJA – ‘OUTLIER’

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
FLUME – ‘SKIN’
JAGWAR MA – ‘EVERY NOW & THEN’
ELIZABETH ROSE – ‘INTRA’
FRIENDSHIPS – ‘NULLABOR 1988-1989’
RAINBOW CHAN – ‘SPACINGS’

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
FLUME – ‘NEVER BE LIKE YOU’ (FEAT. KAI)
NICK MURPHY – ‘STOP ME’ (STOP YOU)
STARLEY – ‘CALL ON ME’

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
VINCE JONES & PAUL GRABOWSKY – ‘PROVENANCE’
KELLER MURPHY BROWNE – ‘TRAVELLERS’
JAMES MORRISON & DON BURROWS – ‘IN GOOD COMPANY’
BEN WINKELMAN TRIO – ‘THE KNIFE’

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM
AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA – ‘BRANDENBURG CELEBRATES’
SLAVA GRIGORYAN – ‘BACH: CELLO SUITES VOL 1’
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/RICHARD TOGNETTI – ‘MOZART’S LAST SYMPHONIES’
GENEVIEVE LACEY & JAMES CRABB – ‘HEARD THIS AND THOUGHT OF YOU’

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