Alex Lahey a hit among the Australian women nominated in the 2017 AIR Awards celebrating independent artists. Read the full list of women nominees here

The 2017 AIR Awards are fast approaching! As we have previously reported, after a year off last year, this year's independent music awards will be held in Adelaide in late July. Adelaide is an absolute gem of a musical city and a hub of talent, and the awards take place amidst the City Sounds Winter Festival accompanied by a music conference. 

This year's award nominees have been announced and include 17 Australian women - plus members of two orchestras, of whom we are still counting - and feature three women in the Breakthrough Artist of The Year category. 

Special mention has to be made in regards to the wonderful Alex Lahey who is nominated in four categories, including Independent Artist of the Year. Julia Jacklin's star continues to rise and rise after the release of her album, Don't Let The Kids Win and she has received two nominations, as have Melbourne-based duo Big Scary featuring drummer Joanna Syme.

Congratulations to all the women who are making music and waves as independent artists in Australia. Check out the full list below! 

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

ALEX LAHEY

ALI BARTER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

NGAIIRE Blastoma

ALEX LAHEY B Grade University

BIG SCARY –  Animal

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

BIG SCARYThe Opposite of Us

ALEX LAHEYYou Don't Think You Like People Like Me

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

JULIA JACKLIN

CAMP COPE

ALEX LAHEY

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

THE WAIFS Beautiful You

JULIA JACKLINDon't Let The Kids Win

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

ELIZABETH ROSEIntra

FRIENDSHIPS (ft. Misha Grace)– Nullabor 1988-1989

RAINBOW CHANSpacings

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

STARLEY Call On Me

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

KELLER MURPHY BROWNE ft. Andrea Keller and Tamara Murphy ANDREA KELLERTravellers

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

GENEVIEVE LACEY & JAMES CRABBHeard This and Thought of You

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA - Brandenburg Celebrates

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/RICHARD TOGNETTIMozart's Last Symphonies.  

 

 

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) celebrate Independent Australian artists and labels across 13 different categories. Check out their website here 

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