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WAMedia Watch: WA good music news rounded up

5 May

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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;

The Au Review have shed light on five of WA’s emerging artists including Song Of The Year Award performers Lilt, the Music Matters Live-headed Coin Banks, WA Music Award nominees Tired Lion, current WAM intern (and musical!) superstar Riley Pearce and EP releasers GRRL PAL. More info here.

After releasing their debut album Butcher / Hairstylist / Beautician late last year, Peter Bibby & His Bottles Of Confidence are the latest local act to feature in RTRFM’s twelve-part short film series, The View From Here. More info here.

Whilst not an achievement, frontman for Tame Impala (who are soon to release an album) Kevin Parker has said some interesting comments regarding income and album sales after holding an ‘Ask Me Anything’ session on Reddit, as summarised on Tone Deaf. More info here.

The AMRAP Charts are currently seeing some strong WA representation, with the Music Matters bound Morgan Bain holing down #2 on the Metro Chart, and #1 spot on the Regional Chart with Why Don’t You Stay, whilst young pop punksters Uncle Jeffrey hold down #9 spot on the Regional Chart with Something Cheesy. 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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