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WAMEDIA WATCH: News from Mosquito Coast, Methyl Ethel, Jacob Diamond & more!

25 Aug

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;


triple j‘s Like A Version segment has been going now for 10 years, and out of those hits WA locals Tired Lion, Abbe May and Tame Impala have all featured in Tone Deaf‘s ‘The 12 Best Triple J Like A Version Covers Ever’ list. More info here.

Methyl Ethel are in the running to win this year’s $30,000 Australian Music Prize. The AMP is designed to promote, discover and reward great Australian music, and their album Oh Inhuman Spectacle made the ‘longlist’. More info here.

The Big Splash band comp held their grand final, with Jacob Diamond winning first place and taking home a massive $10,000 in prize money! More info here.

KUČKA (featuring on Andrei Eremin’s new track), Tame Impala and The Waifs have all made it into the AMRAP top ten tracks ordered for airplay, by metro and regional community broadcasters. More info here.

Two young Perth musicians have been crowned the 2015 winner of triple j’s Unearthed High competition. Mosquito Coast took out the top spot with their super catchy tune Call My Name. More info here.

BIGSOUND have announced their biggest lineup yet for September and Tone Deaf have listed ‘The Top 12 Bands You Can’t Miss at Bigsound 2015′, featuring local legends Catlips and Tired Lion! More info here.

triple j Unearthed have released their latest jukebox playlist, featuring their favourite tracks of the month, featuring our very own folk power Riley Pearce, ‘60s garage popsters The High Learys and dream pop trio Dianas. More info here.

20-year-old worldwide success Troye Sivan revealed the pre-order for his forthcoming mini-album WILD,and within the first 12 hours of its release it went to #1 in 40 countries, showcasing the best of his atmospheric pop. 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 John McGlue - happening Wednesdays around 4.30pm.

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