We're two weeks out from the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards and with the performers and first round nominees already announced, the good folk at AIR have today announced the latest nominees to the pool of great talent already up for awards. The nominees for Best Independent Music Label have been rolled out this morning, including Elefant Traks, Milk! Records, Liberation Music, Future Classic and Ivy League Records. The category, introduced in 2012, saw I OH YOU win at last year's ceremony, held at North Melbourne's Meat Market venue in October.
To be eligible for the Best Independent Music Label award, the nominee must have artists or releases also nominated in other categories - check out how well represented this year's group of labels are! The AIR Awards return to Meat Market this year, hosted again by Nova 919's Dylan Lewis. This year's ceremony will feature live performances from Bad//Dreems, Airling, Dead Letter Circus, Frank Yamma and Harts on October 22nd.
2015 CARLTON DRY INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS - BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL NOMINEES
Best Artist: HERMITUDE
Best Album: HERMITUDE - Dark Night, Sweet Light
Best Single/EP: HERMITUDE ft. Mataya & Young Tapz - "The Buzz"
Best Dance/Electronica Album: HERMITUDE - Dark Night, Sweet Light
Best Hip Hop Album: ONE DAY - Mainline
Best Artist: CHET FAKER
Best Album: FLIGHT FACILITIES - Down to Earth
Best Dance/Electronica Album: FLIGHT FACILITIES - Down to Earth
Best Dance/Electronica Album: SEEKAE - The Worry
Best Dance/Electronica Album: TA-KU - Songs to Make Up To
Best Dance/Electronica or Club Single: HAYDEN JAMES - "Something About You"
IVY LEAGUE RECORDS
Best Single/EP: BAD//DREEMS - "Cuffed & Collared"
Best Artist: VANCE JOY
Best Album: VANCE JOY - Dream Your Life Away
Best Single/EP: VANCE JOY - "Fire and the Flood"
Best Country Album: TROY CASSAR-DALEY - Freedom Ride
Best Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album: BRITISH INDIA - Nothing Touches Me
Best Artist: COURTNEY BARNETT
Best Album: COURTNEY BARNETT - Sometimes I Sit and Listen, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Best Single/EP: COURTNEY BARNETT - "Depreston"
Best Single/EP: COURTNEY BARNETT - "Pedestrian At Best"
Best Blues and Roots Album: FRASER A. GORMAN - Slow Gum