The J Awards is gaining a reputation for earmarking the best talent this country has to offer. In previous years, bands such as Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, The Panics, The Presets, Sarah Blasko, Tame Impala have gone on to make a significant impact both domestically and overseas.
After the first 3 nominations were announced back in August, the list of developing emerging Australian artists has grown to 10, with the final 4 being announced this afternoon.
The Australian Album of the Year is selected for being an outstanding musical work of art; for its creativity, musicianship and its contribution to Australian music. All sounds and styles are considered and the music on the album is the only thing we take into account.
The final group of bands are Ball Park Music, The Jezabels, Big Scary and The Middle East.
From the final 10 nominees, seven are nominated for their debut album release. A winner will be announced on 30th November.
J Awards 2011 Final Nominee’s
Drapht – The Life of Riley
Architecture in Helsinki – Moment Bends
Art vs. Science – The Experiment
Gotye – Making Mirrors
Kimbra – Vows
Papa Vs Pretty – United in Isolation
The Jezabels – Prisoner
Big Scary – Vacation
Ball Park Music – Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs
The Middle East – I Want That You Are Always Happy
Australian Music Video of the Year and Unearthed Artist of the Year Nominee’s will be announced soon.
You can find out more info in the J Awards: triple j website