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Courtney Barnett Dominates Independent Music Award Nominations

7 September 2015 | 10:53 am | Staff Writer

After taking home the big award last year.

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The Australian Independent Record Labels Association has today announced all of the nominees for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards which features a number of the country's biggest acts, including Sydney singer Courtney Barnett who has picked up a slew of nominations. 

Barnett, who last year won out the event's biggest award in the Best Independent Artist category, was again nominated this year for the gong, as well as in the Best Independent Album category for her March-released debut album, Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit.

The popular songwriter also impressively picked up two nominations for Best Independent Single Or EP for her tracks, Pedestrian At Best and Depreston.

Meanwhile, recently disbanded Melbourne act #1 Dads also received nominations for Best Independent ArtistBest Independent Single or EP and the hugely popular Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year category alongside hip hop artist Briggs, Client Liaison, Japanese Wallpaper and Totally Mild.

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Joining Barnett and #1 Dads with nominations for Best Independent Artist this year include popular Aussie artists, Chet Faker and Vance Joy, as well as electro duo Hermitude, whose recent album, Dark Night Sweet Light, also received a nomination for Best Independent Album.

This year's awards will be presented at the Meat Market in North Melbourne on Thursday 22 October and performers on the night are expected to be announced shortly. 

See below for all 2015 nominees and categories. 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

#1 Dads

Courtney Barnett

Chet Faker

Hermitude

Vance Joy

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

#1 Dads About Face

Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit

Flight Facilities Down To Earth

Hermitude Dark Night Sweet Light

Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP

Bad//Dreems Cuffed & Collared

Courtney Barnett Depreston

Courtney Barnett Pedestrian At Best

Hermitude The Buzz (Feat Mataya Young Tapz)

Vance Joy Fire & The Flood

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

#1 Dads

Briggs

Client Liaison

Japanese Wallpaper

Totally Mild

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

Baro 17/18

Briggs Sheplife

Citizen Kay Demokracy

One Day Mainline

Seth Sentry Strange New Past

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

Amber Lawrence Superheroes

Frank Yamma - Uncle

Jim Lawrie Eons

Raised By Eagles Diamonds In The Bloodstream

Troy Cassar-Daley Freedom Ride

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES & ROOTS ALBUM

CW Stoneking Gon' Boogaloo

Fraser A Gorman Slow Gum

Gurrumul The Gospel Album

Marlon Williams Marlon Williams

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

British India Nothing Touches Me

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard I'm In Your Mind Fuzz

Northlane Node

The Peep Tempel Tales

The Smith Street Band Throw Me In The River

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

Collarbones Turning 

Generik The Weekend (Feat Nicky Van She)

Hayden James Something About You

Nicky Night Time Gonna Get Better (Feat Nat Dunn)

Rufus You Were Right

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

Allan Brown Quintet Ithaca Bound

Barney Mcall Mooroolbark

Gian Slater Still Still

Mike Nock Octet Suite Sima

Sarah Mckenzie We Could Be Lovers

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

Alicia Crossley Alchemy

Amir Farid Amir Farid Plays Javad Maroufi: Golden Dreams & Other Works

Amy Dickson/Sydney Symphony Orchestra Island Songs

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Brandenburg Celebrates

Zubin Kanga Piano Inside Out