The Australian Independent Record Labels Association have revealed the nominees for the 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

Ten years on from the Awards’ humble beginnings,  the 2015 nominees represent the finest Australian independent music from the last 12 months, with the awards spanning a range of genres including jazz, classical, blues and roots, country, hip hop, hard rock/punk and dance/electronica.

Presented in partnership with Naming Rights Partner, Carlton Dry, and supported by Major Partner, Rdio this year’s awards will be presented on Thursday 22nd of October at Meat Market, North Melbourne with performers to be announced shortly.

The 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Award Nominees are….

Best Independent Artist – Presented By Carlton Dry
#1 Dads
Chet Faker
Courtney Barnett
Vance Joy

Best Independent Album
#1 Dads – About Face
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Independent Single Or Ep – Presented By Rdio
Bad//Dreems – Cuffed & Collared
Courtney Barnett – Depreston
Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best
Hermitude – The Buzz (Feat. Mataya & Young Tapz)
Vance Joy – Fire And The Flood

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year – Presented By Ppca
#1 Dads
Client Liaison
Japanese Wallpaper
Totally Mild

Best Independent Hip Hop Album
Baro – 17/18
Briggs – Sheplife
Citizen Kay – Demokracy
One Day – Mainline
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

Best Independent Country Album
Amber Lawrence – Superheroes
Frank Yamma – Uncle
Jim Lawrie – Eons
Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
Fraser A. Gorman – Slow Gum
Gurrumul – The Gospel Album
Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams
Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album
British India – Nothing Touches Me
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Northlane – Node
The Peep Tempel – Tales
The Smith Street Band – Throw Me In The River

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Collarbones – Return
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light
Seekae – The Worry
Ta-Ku – Songs To Make Up To

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single
Collarbones – Turning
Generik – The Weekend (Feat. Nicky Van She)
Hayden James – Something About You
Nicky Night Time – Gonna Get Better (Feat. Nat Dunn)
Rüfüs – You Were Right

Best Independent Jazz Album
Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
Barney Mcall – Mooroolbark
Gian Slater – Still Still
Mike Nock Octet – Suite Sima
Sarah Mckenzie – We Could Be Lovers

Best Independent Classical Album
Alicia Crossley – Alchemy
Amir Farid – Amir Farid Plays Javad Maroufi: Golden Dreams And Other Works
Amy Dickson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Island Songs
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates
Zubin Kanga – Piano Inside Out