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Tired Lion Lead The Nominees For The 2016 WA Music Awards

Written by Zanda Wilson on October 12, 2016

UPDATE 04/11/16: The winners of the 2016 WA Music Awards have been revealed.

ORIGINAL STORY: The nominees have been revealed and voting is open for the 2016 Western Australian Music Awards.

This year’s nominations are lead by 2015 triple j Unearthed winners Tired Lion, who have nabbed six nominations. Other multiple nominees include Koi Child, Hideous Sun Demon, Verge Collection, Rag n’ Bone, Methyl Ethel and Lucy Peach.

Categories range all the way from craft awards, to genre and industry-based awards, as well as a bunch of public-voted awards for most popular act, new act, live act, music video, venue and event.

Last year the awards were absolutely dominated by Kevin Parker’s Tame Impala, who took out four gongs from their six nominations, while Tired Lion, Methyl Ethel and KUČKA also nabbed multiple gongs.

Western Australia Music has also revealed that the WAMAwards party will take place on Thursday, 3rd November at the Gate One Theatre inside Claremont Showgrounds, with performances from several local acts to take place.

Catch the full list of 2016 WA Music Award nominees below, and party ticketing info here.

Watch: Tired Lion – ‘Suck’ 

WA Music Awards 2016

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (live)

Jason Brown

James Newhouse

Mark McEwen

Tim McNally

BEST SOUND ENGINEER (studio)

Andy Lawson (Debaser Studio)

Dan Carroll (Rada Studios)

Dave Parkin (Blackbird Studio)

Matt Gio (Rada Studios)

BEST RECORD PRODUCER

Charlie Young

Dom Monteleone (Kingdom Studio)

Joel Quartermain (Wastelands Studio)

Matt Gio (Rada Studio)

BEST ELECTRONIC PRODUCER

Morgan Then & Fletcher Ehlers (Slumberjack)

Ned Beckley (Lower Spectrum)

Phil Stroud

Regan Mathews (Ta-ku)

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST

Abbe May

Ama Quinsee (Legs Electric)

Gina Williams

Lucy Farley (Lucy Peach)

BEST MALE VOCALIST

Bojesse Pigram

Brendon Humphries (The Kill Devil Hills)

Craig Jovanovic (Maverick)

Danny Estrin (Voyager)

Jacob Diamond

BEST GUITARIST

Axel Carrington (Rag n’ Bone / Hip Priest / HYLA)

Benjamin Witt

Laura McCormick (Legs Electric)

Steve Hensby (Steve Hensby Band / Tracksuit / Lucy Peach Band)

BEST BASSIST

Abby Soanes (Legs Electric)

Alex Canion (Voyager)

Charlotte Thorne (Nerve Quakes)

Sara McPherson (Rag n’ Bone / Bells Rapids)

Vanessa Thornton (Jebediah / The Tommyhawks)

BEST DRUMMER/PERCUSSIONIST

Ashley Doodkorte (Voyager, The Floors, Will Stoker & The Embers)

Daniel Susnjar (Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group)

Elliot Smith

Kylie Soanes (Legs Electric / Paul McCarthy & The Wishers)

BEST KEYS / SYNTH ARTIST

Matthew Schmalkuche (Jacob Diamond Band)

Russell Holmes (Russell Holmes Trio / Gina Williams Band)

Timothy Nelson (Timothy Nelson & The Infidels / The Kill Devil Hills)

Tom Kenny (Koi Child)

BEST BLUES / ROOTS ACT

Andrew Winton

Katie J White

MattyTWall

Old Blood

BEST COUNTRY ACT

Belle Harvey

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Ralway Bell

Ruby Boots

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT (live)

Basic Mind

Catlips

Mei Saraswati

SLUMBERJACK

Tourist Kid

BEST EXPERIMENTAL ACT

Decibel

Eduardo Cossio

Josten Myburgh

Nathan Thompson

orphans

BEST FOLK ACT

Andrew Winton

The Little Lord Street Band

Lucy Peach

Riley Pearce

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT

Beni Bjah

Gina Williams

John Bennett

Phil Walley-Stack

BEST JAZZ ARTIST

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

Jamie Oehlers

Memory of Elements

TRISK

BEST METAL / HEAVY ACT

Drohtnung

Drowning Horse

Make Them Suffer

SANZU

Silent Knight

Voyager

BEST POP ACT

KUČKA

Methyl Ethel

Tame Impala

Tired Lion

Troye Sivan

Verge Collection

BEST PUNK / HARDCORE ACT

Nerve Quakes

SAVIOUR

Scalphunter

The Decline

Zerodent

BEST ROCK ACT

Hideous Sun Demon

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Rag n’ Bone

The Love Junkies

Tired Lion

BEST URBAN ACT

Drapht

Koi Child

Mathas

Ta-ku

BEST WORLD MUSIC ACT

Eastwinds

Grace Barbé

Juliana Areias

Soukouss Internationale

BEST ALBUM

Benjamin Witt – FUTURE RESET

Davey Craddock – City West

Koi Child – Koi Child

Mt. Mountain – Cosmos Terros

Nicholas Allbrook – Pure Gardiya

BEST EP

Gunns – She’s A Rainbow

Mei Saraswati – Devotions

Puck – Dead To The World

Verge Collection – Open Plan Living

BEST SINGLE

Abbe May – Doomsday Clock

Childsaint – Hallelujah Heartache

Hideous Sun Demon – Oscillate

Tired Lion – Not My Friends

Verge Collection – Postcodes

BEST RECORD LABEL

The Community Records

Jarrah Records

Pilerats

Spinning Top Music

Walking Horse Music

MANAGEMENT AWARD

Jacob Snell

Luke Rinaldi

Matt Johnson

Philip Stevens

MEDIA AWARD

Bob Gordon (X-Press Magazine)

Andrew Ryan (Cool Perth Nights)

Caitlin Nienaber (RTRFM)

Daniel Cribb (TheMusic.com.au)

Troy Mutton (Pilerats)

GOLDEN WAMi

Jacob Snell

Maria Florides

Matthew Johnson

Phaedra Watts

Tom Fisher

Public Voted Awards

MOST POPULAR ACT

Koi Child

Methyl Ethel

Mosquito Coast

Tame Impala

Tired Lion

Troye Sivan

MOST POPULAR NEW ACT

Ah Trees

Human Buoy

POW Negro

The Money War

Verge Collection

MOST POPULAR LIVE ACT

Hideous Sun Demon

Old Blood

POW Negro

Shit Narnia

The Southern River Band

Tired Lion

MOST POPULAR MUSIC VIDEO

FOAM – Get On Board

Hideous Sun Demon – Cul De Sac Vision

Koi Child – 1-5-9

Methyl Ethel – Idée Fixe

Rag n’ Bone – I Don’t Feel At Home In This

World Anymore

Tired Lion – Not My Friends

MOST POPULAR VENUE

Badlands Bar

Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Mojos Bar

The Bird

MOST POPULAR MUSIC EVENT

Camp Doogs

Nannup Music Festival

RTRFM’s In The Pines

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Wave Rock Weekender

 

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