Congratulations to all ARIA nominees announced this week, from breakthrough artists including Jack River and Mojo Juju to more seasoned artists and ARIA regulars, including Jimmy Barnes (nominated for best soundtrack for Working Class Boy) and Paul Kelly (best Australian live act).
Not surprisingly there were multiple nominations for Courtney Barnett, nine including her best adult contemporary album nomination for Lotta Sea Lice, recorded with Kurt Vile. Barnett's huge swag of ARIA nominations, under her own name, was only one behind Amy Shark's nine nominations, including album of the year for Love Monster, song of the year for I Said Hi and best female artist.
Tash Sultana.Credit:Dara Munnis
Barnett, Alison Wonderland, Sia and Tash Sultana were also nominated in the best female category after hugely successful years both here and abroad. Tash Sultana's debut album Flow Chart entered the Australian artist album chart at #1 and she's since gone on to perform to enormous crowds overseas, including three sold out shows at Brixton's O2 Academy last month.
The 22-year-old returned to Australia just days ago and will be on stage at Sydney's Lost Picnic on October 13, followed by next month's huge US and Canada tour. Songs from Flow Chart will agin be on show at December's Beyond the Valley festival in Victoria, before her Australian tour takes her around the country from mid-January to late March.
In other ARIA categories Vance Joy's huge year now includes best male and best song (Lay It On Me) nominations, while Gurrumul, who died last year, was honoured with two artisan awards. Gurrumul was also nominated with Vance Joy in the best male category with Dean Lewis, Dan Sultan and Troy Sivan
album of the week
Chris Wilson has worked with a huge array of musicians over a long career, from his days with Harem Scarem and Crown of Thorns, to his fine solo career. Many of those mates from the music world gathered on stage in a Melbourne pub recently, along with fans and friends, to celebrate his extraordinary talent, his vast contribution to Australian music and support both him and his family during his current illness. In the meantime, Wilson has again done what he does so well and released an album. This time it's without any guests, just his stunning voice, his songs (mostly) and that harmonica sound he makes like nobody else. It's raw, honest as the day is long.
Devotion – Laura Jean
Johnny No Stars – Dern Rutlidge
Break, Rattle And Roll – Matt Joe Gow
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