Tired Lion, San Cisco and a wealth of other talent join the ranks.
It’s been another massive year for WA music, and a quick glance at this year’s WAM Award nominees is proof of that.
With Tame Impala embarking on another quest to conquer the world with their new record, Currents, and local synth-pop outfit Kucka kicking goals all over the place, they’re both tied at six when it comes to the most nominations.
Indie rockers Tired Lion were thrust into the spotlight this past year, and are up for three awards, the same number Perth popsters San Cisco.
Up-and-comers Jacob Diamond, Methyl Ethel, Koi Child and wealth more also made the list.
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With the nominees now announced for 36 awards to be handed out at the WA music industry’s night of nights, there are six categories where you hold the power to vote your favourite acts to the top, and we're proud to once again host those publicly voted categories.
Votes need to be in strictly by 5pm Friday 30 October, and you can have your say. Click below to vote.
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Ashley Hosken (Diger Rokwell)
Laura Jane Lowther (KUČKA)
John Dewhurst (Sable)
Regan Mathews (Ta-ku)
Jake Webb (Methyl Ethel)
Kevin Parker (Tame Impala)
Ama Quinsee (Legs Electric)
Joni Hogan (Joni In The Moon)
Ofa Fotu (Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics)
Sophie Hopes (Tired Lion)
Cameron Nicholas (Cold Fate, Silent Knight)
Lee Jones (Ruby Boots)
Luke Dux (The Floors, The Wilds, Timothy Nelson &
The Infidels, The Wishers, Davey Craddock & The
Spectacles, Flooded Palace, Dom Mariani & The
Majestic Kelp, Atomic Lunchbox)
Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies)
Alex Canion (Voyager)
John Brown (Mei Saraswati, Boom! Bap! Pow!)
Ryan Dux (The Floors, The Kill Devil Hills)
Sara McPherson (Rag N’ Bone)
Ashley Doodkorte (Voyager, The Floors, Will Stoker &
Elle Walsh (The Love Junkies)
Liam Young (Puck, Skullcave)
Louis Rando (Malignant Monster, The Furor)
Gordan Cant (The Amani Consort)
Jake Steele (Tobacco Rat, Yarkhob, KUČKA)
Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving)
Tara John (Joni In The Moon)
Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Original Past Life
Usurper Of Modern Medicine
Patient Little Sister
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Daniel Susnjar Jamie Oehlers
Joni In The Moon
The Love Junkies
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics
Daniel Susnjar Afro Peruvian Jazz
Eduardo Cossio Quartet
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Methyl Ethel – Oh Inhuman Spectacle
Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again
San Cisco – Gracetown
Tame Impala – Currents
Coin Banks – Tails
KUČKA – Unconditional
Our Man In Berlin – Spirit Down
Tired Lion – Figurine
Joni In The Moon – War And Porn
Methyl Ethel – Twilight Driving
Tame Impala – Let It Happen
Tired Lion – I Don’t Think You Like Me
Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine)
Caitlin Neinaber (RTRFM)
Daniel Cribb (TheMusic.com.au)
John McGlue (ABC 720 Perth)
Troy Mutton (Pilerats)
The WA Music Awards party will be held at Jack Rabbit Slim’s on Thursday 5 November, with tickets only available to nominees, select media, and WA Music Conference speakers and ticket holders.
More info on the 160+ acts playing the WAM Festival and 60+ speakers at the WA Music Conference can be found here.