AIR AWARDS
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Nominations for the 11TH AIR Awards are in.

Acknowledging Australia?s best independent recording artists, the 2017 AIR Awards ceremony will offer an added height of excitement as it settles into its new home at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July 2017.

The AIR Awards have evolved from a small gathering of people at the inaugural Awards in 2006 to become a key event in the Australian music industry calendar. The event showcases p and pays tribute to hundreds of Independent artists and labels, delivering performances from some of Australia's finest acts. Over 100 individual Awards have been presented to date and for many winners it has been the first industry recognition they have received, serving to help springboard them to national and international attention, recognition and success.

W ith genres crossing jazz, classical, blues and roots, country, hip hop, hard rock/punk and dance/electronica, The 2017 AIR Awards nominees are…

With the full list of artist nominations now announced, stay tuned for the AIR Award nominations for Best Independent Label to be revealed soon ...

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

D. D. DUMBO

FLUME

A.B. ORIGINAL

ALEX LAHEY

ALI BARTER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

NGAIIRE - BLASTOMA

A.B. ORIGINAL - RECLAIM AUSTRALIA

ALEX LAHEY - B GRADE UNIVERSIT Y

D. D. DUMBO - UTOPIA DEFEATED

BIG SCARY - ANIMAL

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

FLUME - NEVER BE LIKE YOU {FEAT. KAI)

D. D. DUMBO - SATAN

A.B. ORIGINAL - JANUARY 26 FEAT. DAN SULTAN

BIG SCARY - THE OPPOSITE OF US

ALEX LAHEY - YOU DON'T THINK YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST
OF THE YEAR - PRESENTED BY PPCA

JULIA JACKLIN

D.D. DUMBO

A.B. ORIGINAL

CAMP COPE

ALEX LAHEY

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

REMI - DIVAS AND DEMONS

A.B. ORIGINAL - RECLAIM AUSTRALIA

L-FRESH THE LION - BECOME

HAU - THE NO END THEORY

MILWAUKEE BANKS - DEEP INTO THE NIGHT

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

WILLIAM CRIGHTON - WILLIAM CRIGHTON

HENRY WAGONS - AFTER WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT

BIG SMOKE - TIME IS GOLDEN

BILL CHAMBERS - COLD TRAIL

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

ARCHIE ROACH - LET LOVE RULE

THE WAIFS - BEAUTIFUL YOU

RUSSELL MORRIS - RED DIRT RED HEART

JULIA JACKLIN - DON'T LET THE KIDS WIN

THE WILSON PICKERS - YOU CAN'T CATCH FISH FROM A TRAIN

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK,
HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS - AESTHESIS

VIOLENT SOHO - WACO

LUCA BRASI - IF THIS IS ALL WE'RE GOING TO BE

HELLIONS - OPERA OBLIVIA

TWELVE FOOT NINJA - OUTLIER

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

FLUME - SKIN

JAGWAR MA - EVERY NOW & THEN

ELIZABETH ROSE - INTRA

FRIENDSHIPS - NULLABOR 1988-1989

RAINBOW CHAN - SPACINGS

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE,
ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

FLUME - NEVER BE LIKE YOU {FEAT. KAI)

NICK MURPHY - STOP ME (STOP YOU)

STARLEY - CALL ON ME

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

VINCE JONES & PAUL GRABOWSKY - PROVENANCE

KELLER MURPHY BROWNE - TRAVELLERS

JAMES MORRISON & DON BURROWS - IN GOOD COMPANY

BEN WINKELMAN TRIO - THE KNIFE

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA - BRANDENBURG CELEBRATES

SLAVA GRIGORYAN - BACH: CELLO SUITES VOL 1

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/RICHARD TOGNETTI - MOZART'S LAST SYMPHONIES

GENEVIEVE LACEY & JAMES CRABB - HEARD THIS AND THOUGHT OF YOU

 

With the full list of artist nominations now announced, stay tuned for the AIR Award nominations for Best Independent Label to be revealed soon...