Just two weeks ago the inaugural line-up for Scouted, a mini Adelaide music festival, landed. Now, the nominees for its coinciding awards ceremony have been announced!

The AIR Awards (hosted by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association) recognise the best independent recording artists and labels, often being the first industry recognition they receive, which helps launch them to national and international attention, recognition, and success. Starting in 2006 as a small gathering of people, the annual occasion has since become a key event in the Australian music industry calendar.

And, thanks to some supportive new SA Government funding, it will be held in Adelaide for the next three years! This year, they’re settling into their new home being held at Queen’s Theatre for the first time. It’s all going to go down on July 27.

All up, there are 13 award categories. The nominees for the big one—best independent label—are still to be announced (stay tuned), but all the others are here: familiar Fresh names include Flume, Nick Murphy, and Starley. Scroll down for the complete list below!

Photo: Australian Independent Record Labels Association

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

D.D. DUMBO
FLUME
A.B. ORIGINAL
ALEX LAHEY
ALI BARTER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

NGAIIRE – BLASTOMA
A.B. ORIGINAL – RECLAIM AUSTRALIA
ALEX LAHEY – B GRADE UNIVERSITY
D.D. DUMBO – UTOPIA DEFEATED
BIG SCARY – ANIMAL

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

FLUME – NEVER BE LIKE YOU (FEAT. KAI)
D.D. DUMBO – SATAN
A.B. ORIGINAL – JANUARY 26 FEAT. DAN SULTAN
BIG SCARY – THE OPPOSITE OF US
ALEX LAHEY – YOU DON’T THINK YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY PPCA

JULIA JACKLIN
D.D. DUMBO
A.B. ORIGINAL
CAMP COPE
ALEX LAHEY

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

REMI – DIVAS AND DEMONS
A.B. ORIGINAL – RECLAIM AUSTRALIA
L-FRESH THE LION – BECOME
HAU – THE NO END THEORY
MILWAUKEE BANKS – DEEP INTO THE NIGHT

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

WILLIAM CRIGHTON – WILLIAM CRIGHTON
HENRY WAGONS – AFTER WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT
BIG SMOKE – TIME IS GOLDEN
BILL CHAMBERS – COLD TRAIL
HALFWAY – THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

ARCHIE ROACH – LET LOVE RULE
THE WAIFS – BEAUTIFUL YOU
RUSSELL MORRIS – RED DIRT RED HEART
JULIA JACKLIN – DON’T LET THE KIDS WIN
THE WILSON PICKERS – YOU CAN’T CATCH FISH FROM A TRAIN

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS – AESTHESIS
VIOLENT SOHO – WACO
LUCA BRASI  – IF THIS IS ALL WE’RE GOING TO BE
HELLIONS – OPERA OBLIVIA
TWELVE FOOT NINJA – OUTLIER

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

FLUME – SKIN
JAGWAR MA – EVERY NOW & THEN
ELIZABETH ROSE – INTRA
FRIENDSHIPS – NULLABOR 1988-1989
RAINBOW CHAN – SPACINGS

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

FLUME – NEVER BE LIKE YOU (FEAT. KAI)
NICK MURPHY – STOP ME (STOP YOU)
STARLEY – CALL ON ME

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

VINCE JONES & PAUL GRABOWSKY – PROVENANCE
KELLER MURPHY BROWNE – TRAVELLERS
JAMES MORRISON & DON BURROWS – IN GOOD COMPANY
BEN WINKELMAN TRIO – THE KNIFE

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA – BRANDENBURG CELEBRATES
SLAVA GRIGORYAN – BACH: CELLO SUITES VOL 1
AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/RICHARD TOGNETTI – MOZART’S LAST SYMPHONIES
GENEVIEVE LACEY & JAMES CRABB – HEARD THIS AND THOUGHT OF YOU