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Triple J, Double J & Unearthed Announce 2018 J Award Nominees

Written by Tom Williams on November 1, 2018

Triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed have announced the nominees for the 2018 J Awards.

Kicking off the ABC‘s annual Ausmusic Month, the stations have nominated their favourite Australian acts across four categories: triple j Australian Album of the Year, Double J Artist of the Year, Unearthed Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year.

Sampa The Great and Mojo Juju lead all nominees with two noms a piece, while the prestigious triple j Australian Album of the Year award will be a contest between the likes of Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett, DMA’S, Hockey Dad, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Tash Sultana.

View the full list of this year’s J Award nominees, below.

The 2017 J Awards saw A.B. Original win Australian Album of the Year, while Jen Cloher claimed Double J Artist of the Year, Stella Donnelly won Unearthed Artist of the Year and Client Liaison claimed Australian Music Video of the Year.

The 2018 J Award winners will be announced on Friday, 23rd November, after a panel of judges determine the winners.

2018 J Award Nominees

triple j Australian Album of the Year

Amy Shark – Love Monster
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
DMA’S – For Now
Hockey Dad – Blend Inn
Middle Kids – Lost Friends
Ocean Alley – Chiaroscuro
Polaris – The Mortal Coil
RÜFÜS DU SOL – SOLACE
Tash Sultana – Flow State

Double J Artist of the Year

Gurrumul
John Butler Trio
Mojo Juju
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Sampa The Great

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Angie McMahon
G Flip
KIAN
Kwame
Slowly Slowly

Australian Music Video of the Year

B Wise – ‘Feel Something’
DZ Deathrays – ‘Like People’
Golden Vessel – ‘BIGBRIGHT’ {ft. Elkkle, E^ST & Duckwrth}
Mojo Juju – ‘Native Tongue’
Sampa The Great – ‘Black Girl Magik’ {ft. Nicole Gumbe}

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