WAMedia Watch: Incl. San Cisco; Birds Of Tokyo; Methyl Ethel; KUČKA; Georgi Kay
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;
Psych-rock band Tame Impala’s third album Currents and previous Song Of The Year category winners Methyl Ethel’s debut Oh Inhuman Spectacle have been short-listed for the $30,000 Australian Music Prize, as in The West Australian. More info here.
WA acts have taken out 700% more spots this year in triple j’s Hottest 100, taking out: #4 Tame Impala: The Less I Know The Better; #5 Tame Impala: Let It Happen; #34 Tame Impala: Eventually; #49 San Cisco: Too Much Time Together; #61 Tame Impala: ‘Cause I’m A Man; #72 Birds Of Tokyo: Anchor; #97 Methyl Ethel: Twilight Driving. More info here.
After an amazing set at the Toyota Concert for Rural Australia in Tamworth, Local talent Karin Page has been crowned the 2016 Toyota Star Maker winner. More info here.
With upcoming appearances at Laneway Festival, and fresh from their Hottest 100 debut, Methyl Ethel perform a live version of Shadowboxing as seen on Pilerats. The busy trio also stopped by Camp Doogs to perform Shadowboxing and Rogues live, thanks to Tonedeaf. More info here.
Local KUČKA appears on Flume’s new song Smoke and Retribution also featuring rapper Vince Staples, as premiered by Pitchfork. More info here.
Previous WAM Song of the Year winner Georgi Kay is set to release her new EP, Origins, which drops on February 5 as highlighted by Hhhhhappy. More info here.
WA’s Davey Craddock debuted his new album online exclusively to TheMusic.com, who described it as “a world class introduction to one of this country’s finest singer-songwriters”. More info here.
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