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Courtney Barnett, Jess Ribeiro, Totally Mild and The Peep Tempel among the nominations for the Age Music Victoria Awards 2015

The largest publicly voted music awards in the country, The Age Music Victoria Awards, have announced the nominees for 2015, highlighting the best of contemporary, Victoria-based Australian music in the past 12 months and celebrating the enormous success of our very fine, very strong industry. As always, the awards will also shed light on the best venue and festival in Victoria over the past year.

Unsurprisingly world-dominating indie goddess Courtney Barnett has a whole pile of nods this year, picking up nominations for Best Album, Best Song, Best Band, and Best Female Artist alongside another very strong contender in Jess Ribeiro.

Melbourne four-piece Totally Mild are also set to put up a very strong front three nominations, tying with hard-working trio The Peep Tempel. It's all going to be so very, very hard to choose.

Public voting is open until November 6th and is located at www.theage.com.au/agemusicvictoriaawards

BEST ALBUM

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
​Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida
​Dorsal Fins – Mind Renovation
​Ben Salter – The Stars My Destination
​Totally Mild – Down Time

BEST SONG

Courtney Barnett – Depreston
​Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian at Best
​Pearls – Big Shot
​Jess Ribeiro – Hurry Back To Love
​The Peep Tempel – Carol

BEST BAND

Courtney Barnett
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
The Peep Tempel
Totally Mild
Twerps

BEST MALE ARTIST

Briggs
Fraser A. Gorman
Tom Iansek (#1 Dads, Big Scary)
C. W. Stoneking
Marlon Williams

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Courtney Barnett
Mojo Juju
Jess Ribeiro
Ella Thompson
Sui Zhen

BEST EMERGING ARTIST

Gold Class
Harts
Raised By Eagles
Total Giovanni
Totally Mild

BEST REGIONAL ACT

Briggs
Cosmic Psychos
Crepes
DD Dumbo
The Murlocs

BEST LIVE BAND

The Bamboos
The Drones
The Peep Tempel
The Smith Street Band
Total Giovanni

BEST REGIONAL VENUE

Barwon Club, Geelong
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
The Loft, Warrnambool

BEST VENUE

Corner Hotel, Richmond
Howler, Brunswick
Shebeen, Melbourne
The Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood
The Tote, Collingwood

BEST FESTIVAL

Boogie
Golden Plains
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Sugar Mountain
Supersense