This Year

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The ninth Annual CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS was held on Wednesday October 8th for the first time at North Melbourne’s Historic Meat Market. The venue was stunning, the chandelier was sparkling and the blue carpet welcomed attendees for the greatest night of the year for independent music.

The evening featured brilliant performances from some of Australia’s most exciting and emerging talent, with DMA’s, Meg Mac, Remi, SAFIA and Sheppard each blowing away the audience. L-Fresh The Lion also gave us a run down of the nights proceedings over here. 

Check out the photo gallery from the night on our facebook page.

Congratulations to all the winners at the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music

 CARLTON DRY GLOBAL MUSIC GRANT
REMI

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
COURTNEY BARNETT

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SHEPPARD

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
VIOLENT SOHO – HUNGRY GHOST (I OH YOU)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE/EP
COURTNEY BARNETT – AVANT GARDENER (Milk! Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
DAN SULTAN – BLACKBIRD (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
VIOLENT SOHO – HUNGRY GHOST (I OH YOU)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
HALFWAY – ANY OLD LOVE (Plus One Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
REMI – RAW X INFINITY (House of Beige)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM
RÜFÜS – ATLAS (Sweat It Out)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
PEKING DUK FEAT. NICOLE MILLAR – HIGH (Vicious Bitch)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
PAUL GRABOWSKY SEXTET – THE BITTER SUITE (ABC Jazz)

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL
I OH YOU

 

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The full list of nominees for the ninth annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards are:

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST
Chet Faker
Courtney Barnett
John Butler Trio
Sia
Violent Soho

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM
Chet Faker – Built On Glass (Future Classic)
RÜFÜS – Atlas (Sweat it Out)
Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear (Monkey Puzzle)
Total Control – Typical System (Independent)
Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost (I Oh You)

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL
Empire of Song/Chugg Music
Elefant Traks
Future Classic
I OH YOU
Milk! Records

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR presented by PPCA
D.D Dumbo
DMA’s
Meg Mac
Remi
Sheppard

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP presented by Levi’s
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener (Milk Records!)
DMA’s – DMA’s EP (I Oh You)
Sheppard – Geronimo (Empire of Song/Chugg Music)
Sia – Chandelier (Monkey Puzzle)
Violent Soho – Covered In Chrome (I Oh You)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM
Allday – Startup Cult (ONETWO)
Horrorshow – King Amongst Many (Elefant Traks)
L-FRESH The LION – One (Vienna People Recordings)
Remi – Raw x Infinity (House of Beige)
Thundamentals – So We Can Remember (Obese Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
Davidson Brothers – Wanderlust (Independent)
Halfway – Any Old Love (Plus One Records)
Sara Storer – Lovegrass (ABC Music)
The Painted Ladies – Play Selections From ‘The Loner’ (Plus One Records)
The Perch Creek Family Jugband – Jumping On The Highwire (Vitamin Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Dan Sultan – Blackbird (Liberation Music)
John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood (Jarrah Records)
Little Bastard – Little Bastard (Four | Four)
Mia Dyson – Idyllwild (Black Door Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM
DZ Deathrays – Black Rat (I Oh You)
High Tension – Death Beat (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Oddments (Flightless)
sleepmakeswaves – Love Of Cartography (Bird’s Robe Records)
Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost (I Oh You)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings – Wave Rider (Jazzhead)
Gian Slater – Still Still (Which Way Music)
Joseph Tawadros – Permission To Evaporate (ABC Jazz)
Julien Wilson Quartet – This Is Always (Lionsharecords)
Paul Grabowsky Sextet – The Bitter Suite (ABC Jazz)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Andras Fox – Overworld (Growing Bin Records)
Chet Faker – Built On Glass (Future Classic)
Guerre – Ex Nihilo (Yes Please)
RÜFÜS – Atlas (Sweat it Out)
Ta-ku – Songs To Break Up To (HW&W Recordings)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE
Kilter – They Say (etc/etc)
LUCIANBLOMKAMP – Help Me Out (Yes Please)
Peking Duk feat. Nicole Millar – High (Vicious Bitch)
RÜFÜS – Sundream (Sweat it Out)
SAFIA – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Independent)

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM
Anna McMichael and Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Close Your Eyes and I’ll Close Mine (Tall Poppies)
Gurrumul & Sydney Symphony Orchestra – His Life And Music (ABC Music / Skinnyfish)
Jane Sheldon & Nicole Panizza – Nature (Phosphor Records)
Michael Kieran Harvey – Psychosonata (Move Records)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – Hush Collection, Vol. 13: The Magic Island (Hush)

CARLTON DRY GLOBAL MUSIC GRANT
Fractures
Remi
SAFIA
Saskwatch
The Smith Street Band

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS IS OUTLINED HERE.

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