The J Awards celebrate the outstanding musical output of Australian talent and this year the winner is Tame Impala a band described as West Australian psych warriors. In his review of Lonerism, our music specialist Declan Murphy says:
"By turns incredibly beautiful and deeply trippy, Lonerism is awash in lush guitar tones and melancholic melodies".
The award for Unearthed Artist of The Year has gone to The Rubens - a 4 piece band of 3 brothers and a childhood friend their music is bluesy and soulful. If you've missed hearing them live this year, don't despair. They'll be travelling the country early next year as part of the Laneway Festival line up.
And finally, director Kris Moyes' very creepy (almost nails-on-chalkboard feel) music video for a Kirin J Callinan song, 'Way II War', has won Music Video of The Year. Triple J describes it as "...a strange nightmare in animated gifs, a collection of scenes starring Callinan in his undies, a mysterious veiled woman (his real-life partner) and a creepy child with a bowl haircut (her son)".