Music

And the 2015 J Award for Album of the Year goes to…

Courtney Barnett has stopped Tame Impala from nabbing their third major J Award, taking out Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed debut record Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit. Past winners of the award include Chet Faker, Gotye, Sarah Blasko and Wolfmother.

Speaking with FL upon the release of her record Barnett discussed why she thought her songs have resonated so much overseas. “I think a lot of it does get great recognition”, she said. “Maybe I was just the right person at the right time. Everywhere we fuckin’ went overseas people were talking about Twerps. That’s awesome, that people can make that connection. I think people connect with the authenticity, if people believe what you’re saying, what you’re talking about. Not trying to write songs that will be successful overseas, [my songs are] quite obviously not written that way. It’s this funny reverse, unintentional thing.”

Other winners include Tim Rogers who was crowned Double J Artist of the Year for his work with The Bamboos and You Am I; Perth grunge band Tired Lion took out Unearthed Artist of the Year and indetronica artist Life Is Better Blonde and director Natalie Erika James nabbed Video of the year.

Australian Album of the Year

Alison Wonderland – Run

Alpine – Yuck

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And 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

Feki

Gordi

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: Charlie Ford

Flume (feat Andrew Wyatt) – ‘Some Minds’
Director: Clemens Habicht

Life Is Better Blonde – ‘Mine’
Director: Natalie Erika James