Today Montaigne Found Out Just How Heavy (And Pointy) An ARIA Award Is

16 September 2019 | 5:00 pm | Staff Writer

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If you've ever looked at an ARIA Award and thought, “That looks dangerous,” you're not wrong - and Aussie artist Montaigne will be the first to agree.

Posting to Twitter, the singer-songwriter, who picked up an ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist in 2016, shared some insight into just how heavy and pointy the awards actually are.

After falling off a wall while indoor bouldering last month, Montaigne was advised by a physio to do calf exercises while carrying weight.

“I have no gym weights at home, so I decided I’d fill a backpack full of heavy stuff I own,” she said.

“The heaviest thing I own is, undeniably, my ARIA award. That shit is at least a few kilograms of hard, pointy metal. I first threw in a copy of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, then Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi, then my ARIA award on top. The bag does not zip.”

The scene has been set - here’s how it played out from there:

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Montaigne's latest album, Complex, which The Music described as "a gorgeous journey of self-discovery, determination and growth", dropped last month.

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