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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Dominate 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards

The results are in from last night’s gathering of our musical finest in the good name of The Age Music Victoria Awards. The broad range of categories saw a plethora of talent nominated for their achievements, but one band has reigned supreme, and that’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

The overlords of psych-rock absolutely cleaned up at this year’s awards, taking home Best Album for their latest effort Nonagon Infinity, as well as Best Band and Best Live Band.

Best Song and Best Regional Act went to The Drones for their jam Taman Shud, with the habitutally amazing Alex Lahey taking out Best Female Artist, and the boot scootin’ C.W Stoneking Best Male Artist.

Camp Cope were awarded Best Emerging Act, which was no easy feat considering how tense the competition was — Cable Ties, Alex Lahey and more were nominated.

The Corner Hotel rightfully recieved Best Venue in the Over 500 capacity section, with The Tote chosen in the Under 500 section, and the beloved Meredith Music Festival nabbed Best Festival. Hugely important community radio station RRR, currently celebrating 40 years on air, was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

The awards aren’t just a dog and pony show, either. All nominees recieve a rehearsal and pre-production package from the awards’ studio partner, Bakehouse Studios, ensuring a quality crop for next year.

Catch all of this year’s The Age Music Victora Award winners, below.

Watch: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016 Winners

Best Album

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

Best Band

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Song

The Drones – ‘Taman Shud’

Best Female Artist

Alex Lahey

Best Male Artist

C.W. Stoneking

Best Emerging Act

Camp Cope

Best Live Band

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Regional Act

The Drones

Best Venue (over 500 Capacity)

Corner Hotel

Best Venue (under 500 capacity)

The Tote

Best Regional Venue

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best Festival

Meredith Music Festival

Industry selected genre award winners

Best Heavy Album

Be’Lakor – Vessels

Best Folk or Roots Album

Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake

Best Experimental or Avant Garde Act

Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

Best Country Album

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves

Best Hip Hop Album

Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Act

Harvey Sutherland

Best Jazz Album

Peter Knight – Way Out West

Best Aboriginal Act

Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album

Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B, or Gospel Album

Kylie Auldist – Family Tree

Best Blues Album

Nick Charles – The River Flows

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