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Courtney Barnett, Hermitude and Vance Joy Head up 2015 ARIA Nominations

Tame Impala are up for five awards for their new album ‘Currents’, with Szymon’s posthumous ‘Tiggersapp’ album also receiving recognition.

The full list of nominations for this year’s ARIA Awards were announced this morning, with Melbourne songwriter Courtney Barnett leading the field with a total of eight nominations for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, ahead of Blue Mountains duo, Hermitude, and breakthrough artist Vance Joy, both picking up seven nominations apiece.

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The ‘Artisan Award’ winners were also announced at the ceremony in Sydney today, with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker picking up both engineer and producer of the year for his work on the band’s latest album Currents. Tame Impala are also nominated for five more awards, to be announced at the main ceremony on November 26.

Up-and-coming artists were also featured, including Meg Mac who is up for two awards and Brisbane songwriter Jarryd James who has received a total of five nominations for his breakout single “Do You Remember” and recently released debut album Thirty OneSzymon has also been acknowledged, the artist’s posthumous release Tigersapp recognised in the ‘Best Adult Contemporary’ category. 

View the full list of nominees of the 2015 ARIA Awards below.

Album of the Year

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Tame Impala – Currents
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Adult Contemporary Album

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts
Megan Washington – There There
Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions
Szymon – Tigersapp

Best Blues and Roots Album

CW Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep
The Waifs – Beautiful You
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – The Rules of Attraction

Best Children’s Album

Giggle & Hoot – Hootastic Tunes
Play School – Favourite Things: Songs And Nursery Rhymes From Play School
Rhys Muldoon – Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BOO!
The Wiggles – Rock & Roll Preschool

Best Comedy Release

Bondi Hipsters – Fuhck The Bahnks
Buddy Goode – Songs To Ruin Every Occasion
Matt Okine – Live At The Enmore Theatre
Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction
Sammy J & Randy – Live

Best Country Album

Catherine Britt – Boneshaker
Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs
Mustered Courage – White Lies And Melodies
Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Best Dance Release

Alison Wonderland – Run
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hayden James – Something About You
Peking Duk ft Safia – Take Me Over
Rüfüs – You Were Right

Best Female Artist

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment?
Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP
Megan Washington – There There
Sia – Elastic Heart

Best Group

5 Seconds Of Summer – LiveSOS
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Tame Impala – Currents
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Born Lion – Final Words
In Hearts Wake – Skydancer
King Parrot – Dead Set
Northlane – Node
Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War

Best Independent Release

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Jarryd James – Do You Remember
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Male Artist

#1 Dads – Nominal
Daniel Johns – Talk
Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again
Jarryd James – Do You Remember
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Pop Release

Conrad Sewell – Start Again
Jarryd James – Do You Remember
Sia – Elastic Heart
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Rock Album

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis
Gang Of Youths – The Positions
Tame Impala – Currents
The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes

Best Urban Album

Citizen Kay – Demokracy
Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past
The Meeting Tree – R U A Cop
Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal

Breakthrough Artist

Conrad Sewell – Start Again
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Gang Of Youths – The Positions
Jarryd James – Do You Remember
Meg Mac – Never Be

Publicly Voted Awards

Best Australian Live Act
5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour
Gang Of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour
Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour
Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour
Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour
The Preatures – The Cruel Tour
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour

Best International Artist
Calvin Harris – Motion
Ed Sheeran – X
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways
Hozier – Hozier
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm
Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
Meghan Trainor – Title
One Direction – Four
Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
Taylor Swift – 1989

Best Video
Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – “U Don’t Know” feat. Wayne Coyne
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – “Pedestrian At Best”
Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – “Aerial Love”
Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – “Wings”
Clemens Habicht for Flume – “Some Minds” feat. Andrew Wyatt
Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – “Through The Roof” feat. Young Tapz
Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – “Spirit Of The Anzacs”
Filmery for Shane Nicholson – “Secondhand Man”
Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – “Georgia”
Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – “You Ruin Me”

Song Of The Year
Conrad Sewell – “Start Again”
Grace ft G-Eazy – “You Don’t Own Me”
Iggy Azalea ft Jennifer Hudson – “Trouble”
Jarryd James – “Do You Remember”
Marlisa – “Stand By You”
Nathaniel – “Live Louder”
Peking Duk ft SAFIA – “Take Me Over”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
The Veronicas – “You Ruin Me”
Vance Joy – “Georgia