For the past 12 years, the AIR Awards have celebrated the best independent music to come out of our country… and at last nights ceremony, history was made.
The Jungle Giants and Methyl Ethel have tied for the ‘Best Independent Album’ award at last night’s AIR Awards ceremony.
Both Methyl Ethel’s Everything is Forgotten and The Jungle Giants’ Quiet Ferocity accrued the same amount of votes, meaning an award was presented to each group.
Other big winners from the night included Baker Boy, who took out the award for ‘Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year’, and Jen Cloher who scored awards for ‘Best Independent Artist’, and ‘Best Independent Label’ for her work with Milk! Records.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Best Independent Album or EP
TIE: Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten // The Jungle Giants – Quiet Ferocity
Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year
Baker Boy (Independent)
Best Independent Artist
Jen Cloher (Milk! Records)
Best Independent Single
Alex Lahey – ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ (Nicky Boy Records)
Best Independent Hip Hop Album
Birdz – Train Of Thought (Bad Apples Music)
Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe (Flightless Records)
Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single
PNAU – ‘Go Bang’ (Etc Etc)
Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
PNAU – Changa (Etc Etc)
Best Independent Blues and Roots Album
All Our Exes Live In Texas – When We Fall (ABC Music)
Best Independent Country Album
Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act (ABC Music)
Best Independent Label
Best Independent Jazz Album
James Morrison/BBC Concert Orchestra – The Great American Songbook (ABC Classics)
Best Independent Classical Album
Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti – Jonny Greenwood (ABC Classics)
Outstanding Achievement Award