The 4th annual AU Awards returns for 2017, with Meg Mac, Mallrat & more nominated

Returning again to cap off what has been another fantastic year of Australian music, the 4th annual AU Awards are announced this afternoon, recognising what this year has brought some of our favourites (emerging and well established).

Whether it be the recent rise of West Thebarton to the juggernaut that Gang of Youths has become in 2017, there have been so many accomplishments – accomplishments that have landed the below artists in our nominee list for this year.

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Meg Mac
Timberwolf
Sampa the Great
Bec Sandridge
Gordi
 

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Gang of Youths
West Thebarton
Client Liaison
All Our Exes Live in Texas
Confidence Man
 

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Cable Ties
Mallrat
Ziggy Ramo
Two Steps on The Water
Stella Donnelly
 

ABORIGINAL or TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A.B. Original
Lonely Boys
Baker Boy
Kardajala Kirridarra
Electric Fields
 

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Polish Club
Grenadiers
Slowly Slowly
West Thebarton
The Smith Street Band

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Bec Sandridge
Ruel
Cub Sport
IV League
Montaigne

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A.B. Original
Sampa the Great
Manu Crook$
BIRDZ
Thundamentals

R&B/SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Caiti Baker
Mojo Juju
Kira Puru
Kaiit
Thando

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Yeo
PNAU
The Kite String Tangle
Peking Duk
Alison Wonderland

FOLK/ACOUSTIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 Alexander Biggs
Josh Pyke
Lucy Peach
Jack Carty
Naomi Keyte

COUNTRY/AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kasey Chambers
All Our Exes Live in Texas
The McClymonts
Shane Nicholson
Ruby Boots

BLUES & ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Julia Jacklin
Tash Sultana
William Crighton
Busby Marou
Kim Churchill

HEAVY or PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders
The Peep Tempel
Northlane
Batpiss
Ecca Vandal
 

AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (METRO)

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
King Street Crawl
WAMFest
Sugar Mountain
Dark Mofo

AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)

Golden Plains
The Hills Are Alive
Groovin’ The Moo
Blenheim Music and Arts Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
The winners will be announced this Friday, December 15th – stay tuned to our socials!