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WAMedia Watch: WA acts in the spotlight

25 May

A few highlights from WA acts doin’ GOOD!


SYDNEE CARTER TAKES OUT SOTY PRIZE
Sydnee Carter_1120 x 584After last week winning WAM’s Song Of The Year Grand Prize, Sydnee Carter has been busy with interviews, including with Mix 94.5 and RTRFM, which you can listen to by clicking the links. We heard all about her reaction on taking out the Pop category prize with the grand prize to follow plus what she has planned next, including getting straight back into the recording studio, collaborating with artists from overseas and finishing off her next EP.

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PERTH’S SMALL TOWN HEROES RECORDING IN LA

liltUnsigned local rockers Small Town Heroes have revealed an exciting list of co-writes as they record their debut album in LA with punk rock legends John Feldmann and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. Earlier this month, the band announced production had begun on their highly anticipated next release, and now Small Town Heroes can confirm Twenty One PilotsJosh Dun, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, The Living End’s Chris Cheney, Rachael West, Fiona Bevan, Nick Bailey, James Bourne (Busted) and Feldmann have co-written songs for the album.

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 LILT’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO SELECTED BY ST KILDA FILM FESTIVAL
After already being nominated for WAM’s SOTY electronic category, Lilt‘s Wait No More music video has now also been selected by the St Kilda Film Festival for the SoundKILDA section of the festival for Best Music Video. The Music Video is 1 of 17 chosen and the only selection from the WA music community. The local musicians have been selected alongside large names in the industry including Rufus, Client Liaison, Courtney Barnett, Ball Park Music, Lisa Mitchell and others. Congrats to these underdogs from WA making it big up amongst some of the best in Australia right now. The winner will be announced at the event Thursday night in Melbourne.

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