Courtney Barnett has won the Australian Music Prize, an annual award that is given to an album made by an Australian artist. Her album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit came out on top, beating out Tame Impala and Royal Headache, and others. She was given the award by Henry Rollins, and she will take home $30,000 Australian ($22,450).
“I respect so many Australian artists so to be picked as the one that wins is pretty amazing,” she told the audience, according to Triple J. “Plus, I’ve never had a novelty cheque before – I’m a bit nervous to hold it. One thing I like about this award, it’s judged on the art and the music and it’s not on sales or other boring shit like that; so thanks.”