The Medics, the emerging QLD four-piece, have taken out the top gongs at this year's National Indigenous Music Awards, held up in Darwin! As one of the country's freshest and most exciting young bands, The Medics won the prestigious Album of the Year award for their debut record, Footprints. They also took out Song of the Year for their track "Griffin", as well as New Talent of the Year.
Other winners at this year's NIMA's included Arnhem Land's East Journey, Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Lajamanu Teenage Band. Check out the full list of winners below!
New Talent of the Year
Song of the Year
"Griffin" - The Medics
Written by J Lawrie/C Thomas/A Thomson/K Wallace
Album of the Year
Foundations - The Medics
Artist of the Year
Hall of Fame
Dr James Oswald Little, AO aka Jimmy Little
Lajamanu Teenage Band
NT Film Clip of the Year
"Ngarrpiya" - East Journey
Director/Producer: Naina Sen & Susan Marawilli
G.R. Bururrawanga Memorial Award
NT Cover Art of the Year
"Bayini" - Gurrumul Yunupingu & Sarah Blasko
Label: Skinnyfish Music
Artist/Designer: Carlo Santone
Traditional Music Award of the Year
Song Peoples Sessions
Shellie Morris and the Borroloola Songwomen - "Ngambala Wiji Li-Wunungu"
Warren H Williams and the Warumungu Songmen - "Winanjjara"
NT School Band of the Year
NEAL Boys - Yirrkala CEC