2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MILK! RECORDS, JEN CLOHER Jul 25th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MILK! RECORDS, JEN CLOHER

Sweeping the nominations with BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST, BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP is Jen Cloher, and her label Milk! Records is nominated for BEST LABEL. ... "A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” - The Independent (UK) ... “It’s...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD Jul 24th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD

Nominated in the BEST HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM, is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard for Murder of the Universe. ... King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, King Gizzard evoke the...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE JUNGLE GIANTS Jul 23rd, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - THE JUNGLE GIANTS

Sweeping this year's nominations for BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST, BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP AND BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR,  are The Jungle Giants for Quiet Ferocity. ... Listen to The Jungle Giants third studio album Quiet Ferocity and one thing becomes clear: they’ve found their sound.  ... The band – featuring Sam Hales on vocals/guitar, Cesira Aitken on...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BLISS N ESO Jul 21st, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - BLISS N ESO

Nominated in this years awards in the BEST HIP-HOP ALBUM OR EP category is Bliss N Eso for Off The Grid. ... One of Australia’s most-loved groups, Bliss n Eso have achieved much since 2004's debut, Flowers In The Pavement. They've broken records, won ARIA and APRA awards, staged spectacular live shows, and toured internationally. ... Celebrating their third consecutive debut...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MY NAME IS NOBODY Jul 20th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MY NAME IS NOBODY

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM OR EP category, is My Name Is Nobody. ... My Name is Nobody uses the lush textures of the pedal steel guitar, the endless sonic possibilities of the keyboards and the hypnotic properties of the drum beat to create sounds to get completely lost in. “My name is Nobody” is a sonic break from a complicated,...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - ABC MUSIC, CAITLYN SHADBOLT, LEE KERNAGHAN, ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE AND HALFWAY Jul 19th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - ABC MUSIC, CAITLYN SHADBOLT, LEE KERNAGHAN, ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS, KATE MILLER-HEIDKE AND HALFWAY

This year's BEST LABEL nominee, ABC Music, has a whopping five nominees in three different categories. ... With Halfway, Caitlyn Shadbolt and Lee Kernaghan up for BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM OR EP with Live at The Triffid, Songs on My Sleeve and The 25th Anniversary Album, Kate Miller-Heidke and The Sydney Symphony Orchestra up for BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM OR EP with Kate...

2018 AIR AWARDS AND INDIE-CON AUSTRALIA PARTNERSHIP Jul 18th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS AND INDIE-CON AUSTRALIA PARTNERSHIP

AIR is proud to announce that the global independent rights agency Merlin is a supporting partner of the AIR Awards and the Indie-con Conference.In celebration of its 10th anniversary Merlin is also providing the winner of AIR’S 2018 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – with a $5,000 cash prize to be used for professional/business...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - CAITI BAKER Jul 18th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - CAITI BAKER

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM category, is Caiti Baker. ... Caiti Baker is a singer, songwriter and performer born into music – her household filled with vinyl, CDs and tapes of blues, soul, gospel, jazz, big band and rock & roll. Caiti’s blues musician father, made sure that she was raised amongst music – it was...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - PNAU Jul 17th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - PNAU

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA ALBUM OR EP for Changa and BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA SINGLE for Go Bang, is PNAU. ... Formed by high school friends Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes, PNAU burst onto the scene with their 1999 debut album Sambanova, going on to win an ARIA Award for Best Dance Release in 2000. ... Subsequent albums Again (2003),...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - JOSEPH TAWADROS Jul 16th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - JOSEPH TAWADROS

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM, is Joseph Tawadros for his album Live At Abbey Road. ... At 34, Joseph Tawadros is recognised as one of the world’s leading oud performers and composers. A virtuoso musician of diversity and sensitivity, he’s known for brilliant technique, deep musicianship and a joyous performance style.  His music...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - TRUPENCE Jul 15th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - TRUPENCE

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA ALBUM OR EP category, is Thrupence for his album Ideas Of Aesthetics. ... Thrupence—the musical project of Jack Vanzet—first sent waves through the Australian and international music community when he shared his fourth Original Mixtape series, Lessons. ... His debut album ‘Ideas of...

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - TOUCH SENSITIVE Jul 14th, 2018

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - TOUCH SENSITIVE

Nominated in this year's awards in the BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA SINGLE category, is Touch Sensitive for his single Lay Down. ... The wait is over. This week, Australian vibe-maker, Touch Sensitive, returns with his new single ‘Lay Down’, his first official release since 2013’s cult hit, ‘Pizza Guy.’     ... A supreme slice of Slow Motion...