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WAMedia Watch: Incl. #WAMFest wins WA Event of the Year!

17 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;

The second annual AU Live Music Awards was held in Sydney and WAM Festival is psyched to have won the WA Event of the Year – thanks to The Au Review, who this year were also partners of the festival! Southbound also won Best Festival in Australia, and Tame Impala, Our Man In Berlin, Ruby Boots, Rosemount Hotel won awards. More info here.

Tone Deaf have compiled a list of the best local tracks of the year, as chosen by directors of community radio around the country and Music Director of Perth’s RTRFM Adam Christou picked psychedelic experimentalists Erasers’ track Returning Home. More info here.

RTRFM has announced Stuart MacLeod as the station’s new General Manager, co-founder and guitarist of Perth band Eskimo Joe and a presenter on 96FM. More info here.

Tame Impala‘s  The Less I know The Better, Koi Child‘s Black Panda, Pond‘s  Zond and KUČKA  (featuring on Cosmo’s Midnight track) were voted in to the top 25 music videos of 2015 by Happy. More info here.

Ibisplay have chosen their favourite Perth bands worth visiting the city for, including Grrl Pal, Koi Child, KUČKA, HWLS, Tired Lion, Catlips, Marksman Lloyd, Sable, Jordan St Quintin and Mosquito Coast. More info here.

Laneway Festival is rolling back into action this February and Perth dream pop shoegazers Fait will be joining the huge lineup after winning a spot through Laneway’s triple j Unearthed competition. More info here.

InTheMix have chosen their top Aussie electronic acts who will rule 2016 and have included WA producers Lower Spectrum, Tina Says, GRRL Pal and Spire. More info here.

Telstra Road to Discovery uncovered Australia’s next generation of aspiring songwriters and amongst the finalists was WA singer/songwriter Sydnee Carter. 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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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.