Triple J have this morning announced the nominees for this years J Award for excellence in the field of making a music clip. With such few places on the shortlist, the standards could not have been higher, resulting in a list of 6 bands, and 6 directors who have excelled at their craft.
The Paper Kites kick off the list with the visuals for their clip Young, followed by Clubfeet who made a music video so cool for Everything You Wanted, that other bands ripped it off. Bluejuice received a nod for their SOS clip, and if you’ve seen it it’s pretty obvious why. Vance Joy managed to score a place as did Kingswood for their 9-minute epic Ohio. Thundamentals cap off the list with their single Smiles Don’t Lie.
Winners are expected to be revealed and showered with glory on Friday, 22nd November.
J Award Nominees For Australian Music Video of the Year 2013
The Paper Kites – Young
DIR: Darcy Prendergast
Clubfeet – Everything You Wanted
DIR: Josh Thomas
Bluejuice – SOS
DIR: Christian J Heinrich & Nicholas Rabone
Vance Joy – Riptide
DIR: Laura Gorun
Kingswood – Ohio
DIR: Matt Campbell
Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie
DIR: Adam Callen