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Remi Takes The Cake At The 2014 Independent Music Awards

October 11, 2014 by
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Violent Soho, Courtney Barnett and Remi were among the big winners Wednesday night (October 8) when the awards were dished out at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards.

Hosted by the very cute and quirky Dylan Lewis, the 2014 Indie Awards were held this year at North Melbourne’s Meat Market among a familiar blue tinged backdrop.

Newcomer Remi claimed the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant, which comes with a $50,000 winner’s check. The prize money is designed to help musicians boost their profile overseas, and it’s expected to help fund the hip hop artist’s forthcoming European and US touring demands.

Performers on the night included Sheppard, DMA’S, Safia, Remi and Meg Mac. There was no dodgy break-dancing this year though.

Award Winners:

Carlton Dry global music grant winner: Remi
Best independent artist: Courtney Barnett
Best independent album (presented by Rdio): Violent Soho, ‘Hungry Ghost’
Breakthrough independent artist of the year (presented by PPCA): Sheppard
Best independent single/EP (presented by Levi’s): Courtney Barnett, ‘Avant Gardener’
Best independent label: I OH YOU Best independent hip hop album: Remi, ‘Raw x Infinity’
Best independent country album: Halfway, ‘Any Old Love’
Best independent blues and roots album: Dan Sultan, ‘Blackbird’
Best independent hard rock, heavy or punk album: Violent Soho, ‘Hungry Ghost’
Best independent jazz album: Paul Grabowsky Sextet, ‘The Bitter Suite’
Best independent dance/electronica or club single: Peking Duk, ‘High’
Best independent dance/electronica album: RÜFÜS, ‘Atlas’
Best independent classical album: Gurrumul/Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ‘His Life And Music’

Words: Chris Z
Photos: Craig Schultz

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