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The band sweep the board at the Australian Brits...

Jet’s world domination continues, with the band sweeping the board at the annual Australian Recording Industry Association Awards (ARIAs) at SYDNEY’s SUPERDOME last night (October 17).

The Melbourne rockers won six out of the seven categories they were nominated in, only losing out for the Highest Selling Album accolade to ‘Neighbours’ star Delta Goodrem.

But the band – who also performed their hit single ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’ at the ceremony – triumphed with their nominations for awards including Album Of The Year and Best Group, dedicating the latter to their families after the death of frontman and drummer Nic and Chris Cester’s father earlier in the year.

Speaking exclusively with NME.COM after the awards, guitarist Cam Muncey said winning awards in their home country gave the band a sense of “national pride”.

He said: “Recently we went to some awards in England and I can see the pride that the English take in their own bands and their own music, and it’s the same here – there’s a certain amount of national pride in that sort of stuff. These are our Australian awards – it means something to us as Australians, but probably fuck all to anyone else!”

Jet are due to begin an Australian tour in Melbourne later this week, but Muncey said he was unsure as to when fans in the UK could next expect to see the band, saying only that “we’ll be back with new songs, some time next year!”

The list of winners at the 2004 ARIA Awards included:

Album Of The Year – Jet ‘Get Born’

Single Of The Year – Jet ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’

Best Group – Jet ‘Get Born’

Breakthrough Artist Album – Jet ‘Get Born’

Breakthrough Artist Single – Jet ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’

Best Male Artist – John Butler

Best Female Artist – Kasey Chambers

Best Pop Release – Missy Higgins ‘Scar’

Best Rock Album – Jet ‘Get Born’

Best Dance Release – Infusion ‘Girls Can Be Cruel’

Best Urban Release – Koolism ‘Part 3 – Random Thoughts’