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WAMedia Watch: Incl. news on Fait, Codee-Lee Down, Make Them Suffer, Karin Page & more

21 Jan

A lot happens in two weeks in the local music world, but luckily WAM is here to remind you of a few highlights for WA artists doing mint things;

Shoegazey post rockers Fait (as pictured above, taken by Rachael Barrett) have been signed by Inertia after their head saw them performing last November’s WAM Festival Block Party, as identified by The West Australian. More info here.

Codee-Lee Down told Perth Now about her Song Of The Year win last year (remember entries are still open for this year’s comp!) and how it’s helped her career. More info here.

As in TheMusic.com.au, Birds Of Tokyo, Troye Sivan, The Waifs and POND have all been nominated for the APRA Song Of The Year awards. More info here.

Local acts Methyl Ethel and Troy Sivan have both been selected to head off and showcase in the US of A at SxSX, as highlighted by The Music Network. More info here.

Perth metal band Make Them Suffer have inked an international deal with leading independent label Rise Records, as highlighted by TheMusic.com.au. More info here.

New Perth music startup Gigger was highlighted with an interview in Startup Daily, revealing how they plan to reshape the way gigs are sought. More info here.

As on 2NM, WA artist Karin Page (as pictured) has been named as one of three artists to compete in the Toyota Star Maker Grand Final national comp. More info here.

Tame Impala‘s Currents is up for a Best Alternative Album Brit Award, competing against against releases from Alabama Shakes, Björk, My Morning Jacket and Wilco. More info here.

Congrats to locals Lower Spectrum, Dianas, KUČKA, Ta-ku and Tame Impala for all making Ripe‘s Top 100 tunes of 2015. More info here.

Any big news items of interest, we’d love to hear from you! Please send info to [email protected] for consideration in the fortnightly WAMediaWatch listings.

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