Triple j announce 2018 J Awards nominees

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Triple j announce 2018 J Awards nominees


As part of the ABC’s annual Ausmusic Month celebrations, Triple j, Double J and Unearthed have revealed the massive crop of artists, albums and music videos nominated for this year’s J Awards. 

Leading the charge with two nominations each, both in the Australian Music Video of the Year and Double J Artist of the Year categories, are Sampa The Great and Mojo Juju. The nominees cover a huge spread of artists, from newcomers such as Angie McMahon and Kwame to veterans including Courtney Barnett, John Butler Trio and DZ Deathrays. Check out the full list of nominees below. 

Triple j Album of the Year

Based on contribution to Australian music as well as creativity and musicianship.

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 


Tash Sultana – Flow State

Double J Artist of the Year

Based on general excellence and contribution to Australian music.


John Butler Trio

Mojo Juju

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Sampa The Great

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Based on progression in the Australian music scene. 

Angie McMahon

G Flip



Slowly Slowly

Australian Music Video of the Year – co-presented by Rage

Based on technical excellence, creativity and originality. 

B Wise – ‘Feel Something’ (directed by JAEN Collective)

DZ Deathrays – ‘Like People’ (directed by Guss Mallman)

Golden Vessel – ‘BIGBRIGHT’ featuring Elkkle, E^ST and Duckwrth (directed by Harry Deadman)

Mojo Juju – ‘Native Tongue’ (directed by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore)

Sampa The Great – ‘Black Girl Magik’ featuring Nicole Gumbe (directed by Sanjay De Silvia)