The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has today dropped the nominations for its 12th annual awards.

Brisbane's The Jungle Giants and Melbourne's RVG lead the pack with four nominations a piece, including nominations for Best Independent Album or EP.

Not far behind, Alex Lahey and Baker Boy are both up for three awards.

The 2018 awards will take place at Adelaide's Queen's Theatre on Thursday 26 July, adjacent to AIR's second annual Indie-Con Australia Conference at The Hindley on the 26 and 27 July.

Check out the full list of nominees below.

Best Independent Artist

Alex Lahey
Baker Boy
Jen Cloher
Stella Donnelly
The Jungle Giants

Best Independent Album or EP

RVGA Quality of Mercy
Methyl EthelEverything Is Forgotten
Alex LaheyI Love You Like a Brother
Jen CloherJen Cloher
The Jungle GiantsQuiet Ferocity
Alex the AstronautSee You Soon

Best Independent Single

RVG – A Quality of Mercy
Alex LaheyEvery Day’s the Weekend
The Jungle GiantsFeel the Way I Do
Baker BoyMarryuna Feat. Yirrmal
Methyl EthelUbu

Breakthrough Independent Artist of the

Angie McmahonSlow Mover
Baker Boy Marryuna
RVG – A Quality of Mercy
Stella DonnellyThrush Metal
The Jungle Giants Quiet Ferocity

Best Independent Hip Hop Album

Horrorshow Bardo State
Bliss N EsoOff the Grid
Winston SurfshirtSponge Cake
BirdzTrain of Thought

Best Independent Country Album

Halfway Live at the Triffid
Fanny LumsdenReal Class Act
Caitlyn ShadboltSongs on My Sleeve
Lee KernaghanThe 25th Anniversary Album

Best Independent Blues and Roots Album

The Teskey BrothersHalf Mile Harvest
The WaifsIronbark
Dan SultanKiller
All Our Exes Live in TexasWhen We Fall
Caiti BakerZinc

Best Independent Hard Rock, Heavy or Punk Album

RVG – A Quality of Mercy
SleepmakeswavesMade Of Breath Only
The Smith Street BandMore Scared Of You Than You Are of Me
King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardMurder of the Universe

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album or EP

PNAU – Changa
Crooked ColoursVera
ThrupenceIdeas of Aesthetics

Best Independent Dance, Electronica or Club Single

Touch Sensitive Lay Down
PNAU – Go Bang
Benson Trying Feat. Yeo
Motez The Future Feat. Antony and Cleopatra
Confidence ManBubblegum

Best Independent Jazz Album

The VampiresThe Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke
James Morrison/BBC Concert OrchestraThe Great American Songbook
Jeremy RoseWithin And Without
My Name Is NobodyMy Name Is Nobody
Joseph TawadrosLive At Abbey Road

Best Independent Classical Album

Grigoryan BrothersSongs Without Words
Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard TognettiJonny Greenwood Water/Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Night Music
Slava Grigoryan Bach: Cello Suites Volume II
Sydney Chamber Choir/Paul Stanhope Paul Stanhope: Lux Aeterna
Kate Miller-Heidke/Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey Kate Miller-Heidke Live With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

The Jungle Giants + Alice Ivy + Evan Klar
Astor Theatre, Mt Lawley
The Jungle Giants + Alice Ivy + Evan Klar
HQ , Adelaide
The Curtin, Carlton
Spin Off 2018 Feat.
Adelaide Showground, Wayville
Splendour In The Grass 2018 Feat.
North Byron Parklands, Wooyung
FKA Festival Feat.
Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin