Jul 25, 2018


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 self-titled.”  The three-word answer is all that Jen Cloher requires to describe her fourth album, a letter in triplicate addressed to themes of Love, Music and Australia.

Jen Cloher is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as the punk-rock figurehead of Melbourne’s famous DIY music scene. It’s a rare thing for an artist on her 4th album, 15 years into her career, to break new ground but 2017 was the year Jen Cloher confirmed she’s one of this country’s most important musicians.

The NIDA Graduate is an outspoken advocate for artist rights and the co-founder of the incredible Milk! Records label (Courtney Barnett, Loose Tooth, Jade Imagine, East Brunswick All Girls Choir).

Cloher’s self titled album received 5-Star Reviews from The GuardianThe Herald Sun and The Independent (UK). It was shortlisted for The AMP and also listed in Rough Trade’s Top Albums of 2017. She was crowned Double J’s Australian Artist Of The Year.

All awards winners, including BEST LABEL, will be announced TONIGHT at the 2018 AIR Awards at the Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, joining the list of previous winners Pieater, I OH YOU, Milk! Records, Future Classic and ElefantTraks.

Don't forget about our Apple Music playlist and Spotify Playlist full of our 2018 nominees. 

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