#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett Lead This Year’s Independent Music Award Nominations

#1 Dads, Courtney Barnett, Hermitude and Vance Joy head up the nominations for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

The full list of noms has been revealed for the 10th annual event, which is scheduled to take place in Melbourne this October, with the above artists and Chet Faker all contending for the coveted Best Independent Artist gong.

Altogether, Hermitude have snagged four nods, also getting nominated for Best Independent Single/EP (for The Buzz), Best Independent Album and Best Independent Dance/Electronic Album (for Dark Night Sweet Light).

Last year’s Best Independent Artist winner, Courtney Barnett, is again nominated in that category, and has also been shortlisted for Best Independent Album (Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit) and twice for Best Independent Single/EP (for Depreston and Pedestrian At Best).

Fellow troubadour Vance Joy got three nods. As well as Best Independent Artist, he’s also up for Best Independent Single/EP (Fire and the Flood) and Best Independent Album (Dream Your Life Away), while side project of Big Scary frontman Tom Iansek, #1 Dads, is also up for three awards: Best Independent Artist, Best Independent Album (About Face) and Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year.

Duking it out in the Best Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album category are British India, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Smith Street Band, The Peep Tempel, and Northlane for their new LP, Node.

Baro, Briggs, Citizen Kay, One Day and Seth Sentry will battle it out in the Best Hip Hop Album category.

In association with Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at Meat Market, North Melbourne.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Gallery: 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards – Melbourne 08.10.14 / Photos: Music Feeds

2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Award Nominees

Best Independent Artist

#1 Dads

Chet Faker

Courtney Barnett


Vance Joy

Best Independent Album

#1 Dads – About Face

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Flight Facilities – Down To Earth

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Independent Single Or EP

Bad//Dreems – Cuffed & Collared

Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best

Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)

Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year

#1 Dads


Client Liaison

Japanese Wallpaper

Totally Mild

Best Independent Hip Hop Album

Baro – 17/18

Briggs – Sheplife

Citizen Kay – Demokracy

One Day – Mainline

Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

Best Independent Country Album

Amber Lawrence – Superheroes

Frank Yamma – Uncle

Jim Lawrie – Eons

Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream

Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album

C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo

Fraser A. Gorman – Slow Gum

Gurrumul – The Gospel Album

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album

British India – Nothing Touches Me

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz

Northlane – Node

The Peep Tempel – Tales

The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album

Collarbones – Return

Flight Facilities – Down To Earth

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light

Seekae – The Worry

Ta-Ku – Songs To Make Up To

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single

Collarbones – Turning

Generik – The Weekend (Feat. Nicky Van She)

Hayden James – Something About You

Nicky Night Time – Gonna Get Better (Feat. Nat Dunn)

Rüfüs – You Were Right

Best Independent Jazz Album

Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound

Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark

Gian Slater – Still Still

Mike Nock Octet – Suite Sima

Sarah Mckenzie – We Could Be Lovers

Best Independent Classical Album

Alicia Crossley – Alchemy

Amir Farid – Amir Farid Plays Javad Maroufi: Golden Dreams And Other Works

Amy Dickson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Island Songs

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates

Zubin Kanga – Piano Inside Out

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