The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!
2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES
We've got a huge update here, with about 50 releases getting mentions this week. There's literally something for everyone in this list, so take a look and see what catches your eye!
NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS
When John Butler embarked on his solo "Tin Shed Tales" tour, he sold out shows all over the country, with fans provided the rare opportunity to hear Butler's iconic music in a completely different setting. Butler is please to announced that he will be taking this format of gig to Mackay, Townsville, and Bundaberg during September and October!
San Cisco swept the board at last night’s WAMi Awards in an evening hosted by Triple J’s Dom Alessio and TV personality Claire Hooper, with the band winning all eight of the awards they were nominated for; including Most Popular Group and Pop Act of the Year. Another of the evening’s big winners was Abbe May who finished the evening with six awards including Most Popular Solo Artist and Rock Act of the Year.
In This Issue: the Lollapalooza Annual Remix Competition, Saskwatch sign to Northside Records, Taylor Swift wins “Woman of the Year” Award, WAMi Festival more speakers announced, Triple J jump on Spotify and Rdio, Gurrumul to appear at Queen’s Jubilee Concert, John Butler legal settlement, ARIA Charts, Triple J Unearthed gets new hosts, British India sign to Mushroom, the APRA Music Awards 2012, Repressed Records move shop, the James Brown video challenge, Jagermeister Charts, Triple J join with NIMAs to unearth Indigenous artists.
Some great releases this week including Lawrence Arabia, John Butler, Lisa Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Josh Ritter and a re-release from Lenny Kravitz. Some excellent homegrown releases as well in there!
There are a couple of ways to judge a compilation album: firstly, by consistency and overall flavour of the album; or secondly, by the sheer breadth and quality of the song selection that the album covers.
In This Issue: Gotye reaches #1 in the UK Charts and around the world, the latest ARIA chart toppers, Fuse Festival announces special guest Seth Godin, John Butler adds more tour dates, the 2012 Grammy Award Winners revealed, Channel V’s 4 hour Future Music Special, and The Annandale announces SLAM Day gigs and "Buy A Brick" Campaign.
The times, they are a changin'. Touring schedules have altered slightly as well. Hopefully we don't see any more cancellations. I'm still reeling from Roger Daltrey's announcement. Largely good news from here on in. Mainly additional shows and support confirmations for your viewing pleasure, starting with Lady Gaga.
John Butler has announced his "Tin Sheds" national tour. It will be a "solo and intimate" tour that is reaching all parts of the country. This tour is a rare chance to see John Butler in a much more personal environment.
Since we missed last Monday due to our slow return from Splendour in the Grass, we're making up for it this week with a MASSIVE Music Video Monday. Plenty of Australian love alongside artists from around the world. So who's got the coveted music video of the week spot? Well it's none other than Boy & Bear who released their debut album Moonfire on Friday and have blown crowds away at Lollapalooza over the weekend. The track is "Milk & Sticks":
John Butler and Mama Kin will release an exquisite studio recording of ‘Losing You’ to help highlight the current situation which sees the pristine Kimberley region under threat from the proposed gas processing precinct at James Price Point, just 60 kms from Broome, WA.