Gang of Youths, Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala among J Award nominees for 2015!

It’s officially Ausmusic Month again and this morning, Triple J have announced the nominees up for various J Awards this year. Of course, some incredibly talented musicians have been recognised for Australian Album of the Year, Unearthed Artist of the Year, Double J Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year awards – from Sydney’s Gang of Youths, to Melbourne’s Courtney Barnett and Alpine, there’s no denying the contenders this year have been producing some great music. Announced via live broadcast at 4:30pm on November 19th, the J Awards will stand to be an interesting insight into who might be taking out some of the hotly contended ARIA Awards, many of which some of these J Award nominees are also up for.

J AWARD – AUSTRALIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALISON WONDERLANDRun
ALPINEYuck
COURTNEY BARNETTSometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
GANG OF YOUTHSThe Positions
HERMITUDEDark Night Sweet Light
JARRYD JAMESThirty One
PARKWAY DRIVEIre
SETH SENTRYStrange New Past
TAME IMPALACurrents
THE RUBENSHoops

J AWARD – UNEARTHED ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BOO SEEKA
FEKI
GORDI
TIRED LION
VALLIS ALPS

J AWARD – DOUBLE J ARTIST OF THE YEAR

BLANK REALM
EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS
HIATUS KAIYOTE
PAUL KELLY
TIM ROGERS

J AWARD – AUSTRALIAN MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

BOY & BEAR – “Walk The Wire” – Directed by Darcy Pendergrast & Josh Thomas
BRIGGS – “The Children Came Back” – Directed by Heath Kerr & Josh Davis
COURTNEY BARNETT – “Pedestrian At Best” – Directed by Charlie Ford
FLUME (ft. ANDREW WYATT) – “Some Minds” – Directed by Clemens Habicht
LIFE IS BETTER BLONDE – “Mine” – Directed by Natalia Erika James