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Flume Dominates The 2013 Independent Music Awards

October 11, 2013 by
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Last night at The Cave in Kensington the 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards wrapped up their eighth year awarding a batch of super talented local acts with international breakthrough artist Flume and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ending the night as the big winners.

The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus got the ball rolling with an opening monologue that reminded everyone why they were there. Saskwatch followed close behind while other acts on the night included Archie Roach, Violent Soho, RUFUS, Big Scary and my highlight for the evening, Seth Sentry.

HG Nelson made for an adequate host although at times he seemed a little out of his element. Paul Kelly’s secret work ethos was revealed, “Get blazed, win awards.”

The Cave’s rustic and artistically dilapidated warehouse feel certainly hit the spot and I have never heard the word fuck uttered so many times at an awards night (even the jazz artists let fly).

This also happened late in the piece:


2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards Winners

Best Independent Artist

Best Independent Album
Flume – Flume

Breakthrough Independent Artist
Vance Joy

Best Independent Single/EP
Vance Joy – God Loves You When You’re Dancing

Best Independent Hip Hop Album
Seth Sentry – This Was Tomorrow

Best Independent Country Album
Catherine Britt – Always Never Enough

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
Paul Kelly – Spring And Fall

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – 12 Bar Bruise

Best Independent Jazz Album
Jonathan Zwartz – The Remembering And Forgetting Of The Air

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album
Flume – Flume

Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single
Flume – ‘Holdin’ On’

Best Independent Classical Album
Amy Dickson – Catch Me If You Can

Best Independent Label
Future Classic

Carlton Dry Global Music Grant winner
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard


Words: Chris Z
Photos: Craig Schultz
Poor attempt at breakdancing: Chris Z


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