Courtney Barnett, Tired Lion Take Home J Awards

19 November 2015 | 5:40 pm | Staff Writer

Tim Rogers and Life Is Better Blonde also score

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Celebrating upcoming and established talent across numerous platforms, the 2015 J Award winners have been named, with Courtney Barnett, Tired Lion, Tim Rogers and Life Is Better Blonde walking away victorious.

The 11th J Awards were held at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney this afternoon, recognising Aussie talent in the form of Album Of The Year, Unearthed Artist Of The Year, Double J Artist Of The Year and Australian Music Video Of The Year.

Taking out Album Of The Year for worldwide hit Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit, Barnett continues on her quest to win every single award ever, with Perth indie-rock four-piece Tired Lion claiming Unearthed Artist Of The Year and further establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.

Double J’s Artist Of The Year was awarded to revered Aussie muso Tim Rogers, and follows on from the station saying at Australian Music Week today that that level of its platform is better than jjj itself.

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And finally, Australian Music Video Of The Year went to Life Is Better Blonde’s Mine, which was directed by Natalie Erika James.

The 2015 J Award Winners

australian album of the year

Alison Wonderand — Run

Alpine — Yuck

Courtney Barnett — Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit - WINNER

Gang Of Youths — The Positions

Hermitude — Dark Night Sweet Light 

Jarryd James — Thirty One

Parkway Drive — Ire

Seth Sentry — Strange New Past

Tame Impala — Currents

The Rubens — Hoops

unearthed artist of the year

Boo Seeka



Tired Lion - WINNER

Vallis Alps

double j artist of the year

Blank Realm

Emma Donovan & The PutBacks

Hiatus Kaiyote

Paul Kelly

Tim Rogers - WINNER

australian music video of the year

Boy & Bear — Walk The Wire. Director: Darcy Prendergast & Josh Thomas

Briggs — The Children Came Back. Executed by: Heath Kerr & Josh Davis

Courtney Barnett — Pedestrian At Best. Director: Charllie Ford

Flume (featuring Andrew Wyatt) — Some Minds. Director: Clemens Habicht

Life Is Better Blonde — Mine. Director: Natalie Erika James – WINNER