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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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