Tame Impala scoop four WA Music Awards
We’re calling it. 2015 shall forever be known as the Year of Tame Impala.
One of Western Australia’s biggest ever musical exports, the band picked up four WA Music Awards on Thursday night, including Best Album, Most Popular Act, Most Popular Live Act and Most Popular Music Video.
Not only did they dominate the WAMis, but Kevin Parker and friends are also predicted to bring home a swag of ARIAs on November 26.
Oh, and they also won Best International Rock/Indie Video at the UK Music Video Awards for Let It Happen.
Next stop Grammys?
There really is something in the water in the West, and to prove it you need only look at the list of WAMi award winners.
The 22nd annual awards, held at Jack Rabbit Slim’s, were a who’s who of hot-right-now acts and Triple J darlings.
Best Rock Act and Best EP went to Tired Lion, with Methyl Ethel picking up Best Pop Act and Best Single. KUČKA took home the WAMi for Best Electronic Act and Best Experimental Act, and Best Blues and Roots Act went to Morgan Bain.
Host Tomás Ford kept the audience on its toes while live performances by Jacob Diamond, Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse and Joni in the Moon showed why WA acts continue to turn heads interstate and overseas.
The awards preceded the WA Music Conference, at which Triple J programmer Nick Findlay remarked he was “extremely jealous” of WA’s “bloody healthy” live music scene.
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
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