The inaugural AIR indie music awards kick off this November

AIR (The Australian Independent Record Labels Association) will be  celebrating the inaugural AIR Charts Awards on November 29.
The awards aim to honour achievements by local indie artists – particularly those artists that record and release their records via independent labels and distribution companies.

The nominees are:

Best Performing Independent Album

Ben Lee – Awake Is The New Sleep (INERTIA)
Hilltop Hoods – The Hard Road (OBESE RECORDS)
John Butler Trio – Live At St. Gallen (JARRAH RECORDS)
Lior – Autumn Flow (SENSO UNICO)
Pendulum – Hold Your Colour (BREAKBEAT KAOS)
The Herd – The Sun Never Sets (ELEFANT TRAKS)

Best Performing Independent Single / EP

Behind Crimson Eyes – Prologue – The Art Of War / Cherry Blossom Epitaph (BOOMTOWN RECORDS)
Blue King Brown – Blue King Brown (ROOTS LEVEL)
Hilltop Hoods – Clown Prince (OBESE RECORDS)
The Grates – The Ouch, The Touch (DEW PROCESS)

Independent Artist of the Year

Ben Lee
Hilltop Hoods
John Butler Trio
The Herd

Most Outstanding New Independent Artist

Behind Crimson Eyes
Blue King Brown
Jen Cloher

The Drones

The Air Chart Awards are proudly supported by V energy drink. The inaugural ceremony will take place on November 29 at the Blacket Hotel in Sydney