Sampa the Great, Mojo Juju lead the way for 2018 J Awards nominees

Celebrating the Best of Australian Music

Triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed have put their heads together to reflect on a spectacular year of Australian music and announced the nominations for the 2018 J Awards.

This year’s nominations see Sampa the Great and Mojo Juju leading the pack with two nods each, both competing against a selection of Aussie musicians in the Double J Artist of the Year and Australian Music Video of the Year categories.

 

 

Elsewhere, the final two awards up for grabs – triple j Australian Album of the Year and Unearthed Artist of the Year – are also championing some of our finest talent. Nominees include Tash Sultana for her phenomenal debut album Flow State, Courtney Barnett’s buzzed about record Tell Me How You Really Feel, and a tight contest between Angie McMahon, Slowly Slowly and more for Unearthed Artist of the Year.

 

 

The winners will be announced on Friday November 23. Check out the full list of nominees below to see who deserves the annual accolades.

 

Australian Music Video of the Year

B Wise – ‘Feel Something’
DZ Deathrays – ‘Like People’
Golden Vessel – ‘BIGBRIGHT’ {ft. Elkkle, E^ST & Duckwrth}
Mojo Juju – ‘Native Tongue’
Sampa The Great – ‘Black Girl Magik’ {ft. Nicole Gumbe}

 

Double J Artist of the Year

Gurrumul
John Butler Trio
Mojo Juju
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Sampa The Great

 

triple j Australian Album of the Year

Amy Shark – Love Monster
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
DMA’S – For Now
Hockey Dad – Blend Inn
Middle Kids – Lost Friends
Ocean Alley – Chiaroscuro
Polaris – The Mortal Coil
RÜFÜS DU SOL – SOLACE
Tash Sultana – Flow State

 

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Angie McMahon
G Flip
KIAN
Kwame
Slowly Slowly

 

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2018 J Awards winners on Friday November 23.

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