The Age Music Victoria Awards have today released their list of nominees for the 2017 awards, with some of Australia’s finest independent artists seeing recognition for their work over the last year.
One of the most coveted music awards in the country, The Age Music Victoria Awards’s 12th edition will see a large number of public-voted awards handed out, including best album, best band, best live act, best venue, best emerging act, and best festival, while a select group of industry insiders will have their say on the genre awards.
Notably, this year’s awards see acts such as A.B. Original receiving nods in the categories of best song, best album, best band, and best live act, while Cable Ties also see nominations in the same categories, in addition to receiving an extra nomination for best emerging act.
Likewise, Ali Barter, Freya Josephine Hollick, Jen Cloher, Meg Mac, and Tash Sultana have all been nominated for the best female category, while D.D Dumbo, Dan Sultan, Paul Kelly, REMI, and Tim Rogers have all received recognition in the best male category.
Public voting for the awards opens today, and will run until the 10th of November. By having your say, you’re entered in the running for a huge Awards Prize pack, which gives you some pretty special prizes, including two tickets to The Age Music Victoria Awards after party.
This year’s after party sees acts such as Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class and Cable Ties performing at Melbourne’s 170 Russell, in addition to some appearances from of Australia’s most charismatic performers.
The awards are handed out as part of Melbourne Music Week on November 22nd, and will undoubtedly be one of the most prestigious nights for Aussie music. Make sure you have your say now, and ensure that the most deserving Aussie musicians get the recognition that they’re due.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
The Age Music Victoria Awards 2017 nominations
(Nominees for public voting)
A.B Original – Reclaim Australia Big Smoke – Time Is Golden Cable Ties – Self Titled Jen Cloher – Self-Titled RVG – A Quality of Mercy
A.B. Original Cable Ties King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard RVG The Teskey Brothers
A.B. Original – ‘January 26’ Cable Ties – ‘Say What You Mean’ King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’ RVG – ‘A Quality of Mercy’ The Smith Street Band – ‘Death To The Lads’
Ali Barter Freya Josephine Hollick Jen Cloher Meg Mac Tash Sultana
D.D Dumbo Dan Sultan Paul Kelly REMI Tim Rogers
BEST EMERGING ACT
Alexander Biggs Amyl & The Sniffers Cable Ties RVG The Teskey Brothers
BEST LIVE ACT
A.B. Original Cable Ties Cash Savage & The Last Drinks King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Peep Tempel
BEST VENUE – UNDER 500 CAPACITY
The Curtin The Gasometer Howler The Old Bar The Tote
BEST VENUE – OVER 500 CAPACITY
170 Russell The Corner Hotel Croxton Band Room The Forum Melbourne Recital Centre
Boogie Festival Golden Plains Laneway Meredith Music Festival Sugar Mountain
BEST REGIONAL VENUE – UNDER 50 GIGS PER YEAR
The Bridge Hotel (Castlemaine) Meeniyan Town Hall (Meeniyan) Music On The Hill (Red Hill) Pier Bandroom (Frankston) Theatre Royal (Castlemaine)
BEST REGIONAL VENUE – OVER 50 GIGS PER YEAR
Baha Tacos (Rye) Barwon Club (Geelong) The Eastern Hotel (Ballarat) Karova Lounge (Ballarat) Workers Club (Geelong)
Big Smoke – Time Is Golden Freya Josephine Hollick – The Unceremonious Junking Of Me Matt Joe Gow – Seven Years Raised By Eagles – I Must Be Somewhere Small Town Romance – Self-Titled
BEST ELECTRONIC ACT
Client Liaison Dom Dolla Harvey Sutherland The Journey KLLO
BEST EXPERIMENTAL/AVANT GARDE ACT
Byron Scullin James Hullick Miyuki Jokiranta Nat Grant Winter Sound School / Bridget Chappell
BEST FOLK OR ROOTS ALBUM
Jed Rowe – A Foreign Country Jordie Lane and The Sleepers – Glassellland Leah Senior – Pretty Faces The Mae Trio – Take Care Take Cover Sophie Koh – Book of Songs
BEST GLOBAL/REGGAE ACT
Amaru Tribe – Amaru Tribe The Bombay Royale – Run Kitty Run George Telek, David Bridie & Musicians of the Gunantuna – A Bit Na Ta Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence – Afro Empire Papa Chango – The Lost Moon of Bellaris
BEST HEAVY ALBUM
Batpiss – Rest in Piss Clowns – Lucid Again Divide and Dissolve – Basic Dødknell – Hatred. Absolute Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain
BEST HIP HOP ALBUM
A.B Original – Reclaim Australia Birdz – Train of thought Must Volkoff – Aquanaut Pez – Don’t Look Down Remi – Divas & Demons
BEST JAZZ ALBUM
Brenton Foster – The Nature of Light Fem Belling – Now Then Paul Grabowsky/Mirko Guerrini/Niko Schauble – Torrio! Senegambian Jazz Band – Self Titled Speedball – We Have Moved
BEST SOUL, FUNK, RNB AND GOSPEL ALBUM
Cookin’ On 3 Burners – Lab Experiments Vol 1 Lance Ferguson – Raw Material The Meltdown – The Meltdown Silver Linings – So Good To You The Teskey Brothers – Half Mile Harvest
BEST ABORIGINAL ACT
A.B Original Archie Roach Benny Walker Birdz Dan Sultan
BEST BLUES ALBUM
Benny & The Fly By Niters – Watch Yourself Dan Dinnen – Keep on Stirrin’ The Pot Fiona Boyes – Professin The Blues Lloyd Spiegel – This Time Tomorrow White Lightnin’ – Mongrel Blood