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Tame Impala - ARIA Winner

WAMedia Watch: Incl. Tame Impala, Methyl Ethel, Ruby Boots, Stillwater Giants, Bri Clark and Sun City

3 Dec

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;

Tame Impala (pictured) took out a number of ARIA awards, winning Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Album for their third album ‘Currents’, and the album was also ranked number one on Q Magazine’s Top 50 Albums Of 2015. More info here. Also cementing their position as one of the greatest bands of the decade this year, Currents ranked #3 on Faster Louder’s 50 Best Albums of 2015 list. More info here.

WA artist Ruby Boots is among the winners of APRA AMCOS’ Professional Development Awards, taking out the Country PDA category. More info here.

Perth power trio Methyl Ethel were among eight Australian acts announced to play The Great Escape in Brighton, UK, on May 19 to 21. More info here.

Local acts Stillwater Giants, Bri Clark and Sun City have made Yes Ma’am’s ’20 Indie Acts You Should Know 2015′ list. The list covers genres including indie rock/pop, synth pop, acoustic, dream pop and a few electronic acts. More info here.

‘Anesthetized Lesson’ by Gum and ‘She’s a Rainbow’ by Gunn rank #3 and #4 on the top 10 tracks in the AMRAP Metro Charts. More info here.

Triple J Unearthed unveil their 50 Most Played Artists of 2015 on Unearthed Digital Radio. WA locals on the list include Tired Lion, Dianas, Grrl Pal, and Verge Collection. 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 this section, plus WAM’s weekly local music segment on 720 ABC Drivetime with Jamie Burnett – happening Wednesdays around 4.30pm

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