After a magnificent evening at Revolt in Melbourne’s inner west, The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards are done and dusted for another year. It was the indies’ best awards ceremony yet.
The intimate setting hosted stunning performances from Illy (featuring Owl Eyes), Calling All Cars, Emma Louise and The Holidays between the awarding of accolades to some of Australia’s brightest acts. The evening climaxed with an emotional speech by Adalita after winning Best Independent Album. Dedicating the award to Dean Turner, her collaborator, producer, friend and mentor, who sadly passed away last year. Adalita then performed a jaw-dropping version of “Fool Around” to a rapt audience.
The other big winners of the night included The Jezabels (Best Independent Artist and Best Independent EP for Dark Storm) and Emma Louise (Breakthrough Independent Artist of The Year).
The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards.
BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
BEST BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST
BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
ADALITA, ADALITA (Liberation Music)
BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
THE JEZABELS, DARK STORM (Independent/MGM)
BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
GURRUMUL, RRAKALA (Skinnyfish/MGM)
BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
MY DISCO, LITTLE JOY(Shock Entertainment)
BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
WAGONS, RUMBLE SHAKE AND TUMBLE (Spunk Records)
BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
DRAPHT, THE LIFE OF RILEY (The Ayems)
BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
PNAU, SOFT UNIVERSE (etc etc)
BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
SANDY EVANS, WHEN THE SKY CRIES RAINBOWS (Independent)
JAGERMEISTER MOST HUNTED AWARD (POPULAR VOTED AWARD BY FANS)