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WAM Awards Shine Spotlight On Western Oz’s Finest

Written by Mike Hohnen on November 11, 2013

Over the weekend, Western Australia’s favourite sons and daughters were award for the past 12 months of musical prowess that have emitted from the state to all over the world. Many world-class acts have uprooted themselves from the reclusive cities to become some of our greatest musical exports of all time, many of whom received recognition at the 2013 WAM Awards Ceremony.

Taking out the highly coveted Golden WAMI was Andrew Ryan but it was the lads from Tame Impala who stole the show. The Perth psych rockers nabbed Group Of The Year, with their latest release Lonerism being crowned Album Of The Year and the mega track Feels Like We Only Go Backwards declared Single Of The Year.

The categories are fairly all encompassing with awards given to both Heavy Act Of The Year, handed to Karnvivool as well as Punk Act Of The Year awarded to Chainsaw Hookers. State-specific media and industry organisers were also thrown into the spotlight showing a local music scene that’s totally bustling.

For the full run down of award winners, keep on scrollin’

GOLDEN WAMI

Andrew Ryan

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Tame Impala

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Tame Impala – Lonerism

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Tame Impala – Elephant

ROCK ACT OF THE YEAR

The Love Junkies

BREAKTHROUGH ACT

The Love Junkies

SOLO ACT OF THE YEAR

Abbe May

INDIGENOUS ACT OF THE YEAR

Gina Williams

HEAVY ACT OF THE YEAR

Karnivool

POP ACT OF THE YEAR

Rainy Day Women

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

RECORD STORE OF THE YEAR

78 Records

FOLK ACT OF THE YEAR

Mama Kin and Timothy Nelson & The Infidels

EXPERIMENTAL ACT OF THE YEAR

Kucka

ELECTRONIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Diger Rokwell

WORLD MUSIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Grace Barbe

PUNK ACT OF THE YEAR

Chainsaw Hookers

BLUES AND ROOTS ACT OF THE YEAR

Morgan Bain

URBAN ACT OF THE YEAR

Mathas

JAZZ ACT OF THE YEAR

Graham Wood

MUSIC WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

theMusic.com.au

MEDIA INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR

Adam Trainer (RTRFM)

WA BASED RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

Walking Horse Music

2013 MANAGEMENT AWARD

Luke Rinaldi

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