The office is a little bit dusty today but totally worth it, last night we watched our Secret Sounds fam roll into the 30th ARIA Awards through the rain and into the night to celebrate the ‘night of nights’! With Secret Sounds nominations for Illy, Bernard Fanning, Courtney Barnett, Violent Soho, DMA’S, The Avalanches and The Living End.

We cheered, we drank, we watched, we drank, we celebrated…..

Bernard Fanning taking home an ARIA for his new album Civil Dusk with a top off performance to pay tribute to Crowded House. [Watch here]

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Photo by Brendon Thorne 

Violent Soho taking home not one but two ARIA’s for Best Group and Best Rock album

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Photo via Music Feeds

And Illy brought the house down with his live performance with Vera Blue. 

All the winners looked like:

Album of the Year: Flume, for Skin
Song of the Year: Troye Sivan, for Youth
Best Female Artist: Sia
Best Male Artist: Flume
Best Group: Violent Soho
Breakthrough Artist: Montaigne
Best International Artist: One Direction
Best Video: Troye Sivan, for Youth (Acoustic)
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Bernard Fanning, for Civil Dusk
Best Adult Alternative Album: Sarah Blasko, for Eternal Return
Best Australian Live Act: The Hilltop Hoods
Best Blues and Roots Album: Russell Morris, for Red Dirt Red Heart
Best Children’s Album: The Wiggles, for Wiggle Town
Best Comedy Release: Yet to be announced
Best Country Album: Sara Storer, for Silos
Best Dance Release: Flume, for Skin
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, for Nonagon Infinity
Best Independent Release: Flume, for Skin
Best Pop Release: Flume, for Never Be Like You
Best Rock Album: Violent Soho, for Waco
Best Urban Album: Drapht, for Seven Mirrors