Courtney Barnett and Gurrumul Share Best Independent Album or EP AIR Award -
Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett and Gurrumul Share Best Independent Album or EP AIR Award

by Paul Cashmere on July 26, 2019

in News,Noise Pro

Courtney Barnett won two AIR Awards this week while haring one with Gurrumul.

Courtney Barnett was named Best Independent Artist at the AIR Awards in Adelaide but the Best Independent Album or EP award came down to a tie between Courtney’s ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ and Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’.

AIR GM, Maria Amato said in a statement, “It was great to celebrate the success of the Australian Independent music sector in Adelaide, last night. We congratulate all the award recipients and thank the South Australian Government for their continued support as well as our valued supporting partners.”

2019 AIR Award winners

Best Independent Label
Chapter Music

Best Independent Artist
Courtney Barnett

Best Independent Album Or Ep
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Gurrumul – Djarimirri

Best Independent Single
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year – Presented By Ppca
G Flip

Best Independent Hip Hop Album
B Wise – Area Famous

Best Independent Country Album
Beccy Cole – Lioness

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra
Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy Or Punk Album
Dz Deathrays – Bloody Lovely

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album Or Ep
Confidence Man – Confident Music For Confident People

Best Independent Dance, Electronica Or Club Single
What So Not – Beautiful (Feat. Winona Oak)

Best Independent Jazz Album
Jonathan Zwartz – Animarum

Best Independent Classical Album
Grigoryan Brothers/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey – Bach Concertos

Outstanding Achievement Award Supported By Merlin
Gerarda Mckenna

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