Courtney Barnett has won the Australian Music Prize, the annual honor awarded to an album made by an Australian artist, gifting them with $30,000 Australian ($22,450). She was presented the award by Henry Rollins, after her album Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit beat out Tame Impala and Royal Headache, among others.

"I respect so many Australian artists so to be picked as the one that wins is pretty amazing," she said. "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."