D.D Dumbo wins Triple J Awards Album of the Year 2016

Oliver Hugh Perry, aka D.D. Dumbo, won the prestigious J Awards Australian Album of the Year 2016 for his debut Utopia Defeated.

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist triumphed over albums by the likes of The Avalanches and Flume to claim the triple j, the national youth radio network’s top honour, which recognises the best Australian album of the year.


Now in its 12th year, the ceremony took place in Melbourne on Thursday the 11th November 2016.  “He’s created a sound that is incredibly striking,” says triple j music director Richard Kingsmill of Dumbo. “It’s strong in both its vision and quality, and in a huge year for Australian releases, it also stood out for its inventiveness.”

D.D Dumbo joins a revered list of previous winners in this category including Courtney Barnett, Tame Impala, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Flume and Gotye.

Watch the video for ‘Walrus’ here; listen to Utopia Defeated on Spotify here.

Dumbo last played live in the UK in February 2016 when he supported Beirut on their UK run.

Agent contact: Lucy Dickins

D.D Dumbo photo: Kane Hibberd/triple j

D.D Dumbo photo: Kane Hibberd/triple j