Australian radio juggernaut Triple J has announced the winners of their coveted J awards overnight with over 25 nominees for the four prizes.

Melbournian songwriting genius Courtney Barnett took out Australian Album Of The Year for her work Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. The award can be added to the many more the talented musician has rightly received for her debut studio album.

Courtney spoke with Veronica and Lewis of Triple J about the win, “I’m very excited and honoured to win this award. It’s amazing. It’s a nice feeling for something that you’re not really sure when you write, I guess, how far it’s going to reach and who is going to find it interesting.” 

The Unearthed Artist of the Year went to Perth quintet Tired Lion who have had a whirlwind of a year, from playing Splendour In The Grass, releasing their second EP I Don’t Think You Like Me and nailed their Like A Version. The band might have partied a little too hard last night with vocalists Sophie Hopes injuring her ankle, get well soon!

The Double J Australian Artist of the Year went to Australian musical mainstay Tim Rogers. You Am I front man had a mammoth year from working with The Bamboos, bringing his first solo record to life on the theatrical stage, all while working You Am I’s 10th album.

Lastly but no least, Australian Music Video of the Year went to Life Is Better Blonde ‘Mine’. The playful video highlights the contrast between the cultures of Japan and America and is a nod to the experiences of director Natalie James.

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