Oliver Perry (aka D.D Dumbo) has won the award for Triple J Album of the Year for 2016.
The j awards were handed out in Melbourne on Thursday afternoon. The short and sweet awards focus on just four categories, Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Video of the Year and Unearthed Artist of the Year.
D.D Dumbo took the prestigious award ahead of the highly profile The Avalanches album. The previous recipients of the award are Tame Impala (2010/2012), Gotye (2011), Flume (2013), Chet Faker (2014) and Courtney Barnett (2015).
Triple J Album of the Year nominees
The Avalanches, Wildflower
Big Scary, Animal
Camp Cope, Camp Cope
D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated WINNER
Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let The Kids Win
Montaigne, Glorious Heights
Sticky Fingers, Westway
(The Glitter & the Slums) Violent Soho, WACO
The Unearthed Artist of the Year award went to Tash Sultana.
Unearthed Artist of the Year nominees
Tash Sultana WINNER
The Double J Australian Artist of the Year was King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard also picked up the Video of the Year Award for ‘People Ventures’
Double J Australian Artist of the Year nominees
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard WINNER
Teeth & Tongue
Australian Music Video of the Year nominees
Courtney Barnett, ‘Elevator Operator’ Director: Sunny Leunig
D.D Dumbo, ‘Satan’ Director: Jim Elson
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, ‘People Vultures’ Director: Danny Cohen & Jason Galea WINNER
Olympia, ‘Smoke Signals’ Director: Alex Smith
Tigerilla Ft. Gill Bates, ‘Tulips’ Director: Tom Noakes