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WAMedia Watch: Incl. Slumberjack, Ta-ku, Tame Impala, KUČKA, Riley Pearce

29 Jun


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

Inthemix announces their 2015 award winners for best night club with Japan 4 at Ambar followed by Limelight as runner up. Slumberjack also won runner up for Breakthrough Artist. More info here.

On the Slumberjack tip, the ITM breakthrough artist picked 4 Perth producers you need to know and who to keep an eye on, including Elk Road, Palace, Jia Lih and Sable. More info here.

Rock band Tame Impala’s third album Currents sees band mastermind Kevin Parker embracing new sounds with pop and dance elements added to the band’s psychedelic brew, and FasterLouder previewed what to expect. More info here.

Alternative folk musician Riley Pearce launched a crowd funding campaign to raise funds to finish his EP Outside The Lines, with upcoming shows in July. More info here.

Perth-bred electronic maestro Ta-ku has claimed the highest new entry on this week’s Carlton Dry Independent Music Charts with his new album Songs To Make Up To, stepping out in the #3 spot. More info here.

The dreamy, lo-fi sounds of Perth garage surf-pop trio Dianas are the focus of RTRFM’s The View From Here‘s eighth episode, performing five of their skillfully crafted pop gems live in the studio. More info here.

On the Amrap AirIt charts, locals Formidable Vegetable Sound System‘s The Edge (Spoonbill Remix) and French Rocket‘s Pulling Metal have both made appearances. More info here.

Perth’s own KUČKA has been selected to travel to France for the Red Bull’s Music Academy, joining an extensive list from of musicians from around the world. More info here.

The WA Screen Award 2015 Winners have been announced, including music-relevant winners Mathas took home Best Music Video with Stone Cold Sober, Ben Chase won both Best Sound – Short Form and Best Original Music – Short Form with God Squad, Kim Lord and Glenn Martin won Best Sound – Long Form with Prison Songs, and Ash Gibson Greig won Best Original Music – Long Form with Pinch.

Any big news items of interest, we’d love to hear from you! Please send info to [email protected] for consideration in this section, plus WAM’s weekly local music segment on 720 ABC Drivetime with John McGlue - happening Wednesdays around 4.30pm.


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