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ANNOUNCING: NOMINEES FOR BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL

We are thrilled to announce the nominees for Best Independent Label as voted by AIR members. Congratulations to… Chugg Music Elefant Traks Future Classic I OH YOU Milk! Records   CHUGG MUSIC Chugg Music is the Management & Label Services arm of touring company, Chugg Entertainment. This nomination comes in only Chugg Music’s second year, and…
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Performers Spotlight: SAFIA

  Electro-indie three-piece SAFIA are not only performing at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards but they’re also nominated for the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant. By Angela Allan   How pumped are you guys to be performing at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, as well as being in the running for the Carlton…
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Spotlight: Breakthrough Artist Nominees

  It’s the fresh faces on the scene we want to get to know a little better. Check out this year’s Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year (presented by PPCA) at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards. By Angela Allan   D.D DUMBO Who? Ever since Robert Johnson was said to have sold his soul…
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MONTGOMERY – WAR CRY

War Cry is the debut single from the mysterious new kid on the block, Montgomery. It’s a dreamy-pop tune, full to the brim with emotion which sees her completely harnessing the power of vulnerability and totally winning over our hearts. It’s quite a long track at 4:32, but it’s already over and leaving you wanting more before you know it. You’d…
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Nominee Spotlight: The Painted Ladies

The Painted Ladies is the brainchild of Luke Peacock, who stumbled upon the 1973 album The Loner by Bidjigal elder Vic Simms. Peacock reimagined the songs from the album with some help from his friends – including members of The Medics, Powderfinger, You Am I and The Saints, to name a few. The result has…
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CROOKED COLOURS – CAPRICIOUS

The new track from Crooked Colours, Capricious, is dark and sinister but it also has a side that is sweet and sultry. The balance between these elements creates the perfect amount of tension and release. It’s like an anticlimax that doesn’t leave you hanging - a complete paradox in a superb way.Capricious is the perfect follow up to their debut ‘In…
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Calling all photographers: Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Photographic Exhibition

We will again be teaming up with Kane Hibberd (www.theartofcapture.com.au) to curate a photographic exhibition of Australia’s best independent artists. The exhibition will feature at Meat Market during the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards on Wednesday 8th October. If you have some killer shots of the nominated independent artists, and you’d like the shots to be part of the exhibition,…
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COACH BOMBAY – GIRLS

The new track, Girls, from Coach Bombay opens with a synth line that is reminiscent of Gurge’s Polyester Girl, after consuming the entire snacks table at a six year old’s birthday party in 1995.It’s incredibly difficult to fight the urge to dance along, even when in public.The video for the track is taken from one of Bess Motta’s 20 minute…
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Performers Spotlight: Meg Mac

  Before Meg Mac performs at the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards, we ask the Melbourne-based indie poppet to take us through her pre-show checklist. By Angela Allan   What’s the biggest blunder you’ve committed on stage?
 When I was super nervous once, I tried to put on this pretend confident voice when I…
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Carlton Dry Global Music Grant Shortlist Announced at BIGSOUND

  We’re very excited to have announced the shortlisted artists for the 2014 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant today at BIGSOUND. Established in 2013, the $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant was created in conjunction with AIR to help fund an international tour for an independent, emerging Australian act to boost their profile and further…
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