ITM's WAMI Awards roundup
Tue 12th May, 2009 Newsin
The award cakes were flowing thick and fast at the West Australian music industry’s night of nights, held at Metro City last Thursday evening. The WAMis ceremony featured a who’s who of WA music and was hosted by rock pig Tex Perkins (Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon). Stellar live performances from local funksters The Typhoons and Sneaky Weasal Gang, amongst a host of others, got feet moving in the large and appreciative crowd.
In the electronic/dance categories, Perth expats Pendulum won the Best Live Electronic Act, one-man-electro-band Tomas Ford took home the prize for Best Electronic Producer and Dan the Man won Best DJ.
Downsyde’s dominance of the Best Urban/Hip Hop Act award was broken by local wunderkind Drapht, who’s single Jimmy Recard made to number 10 in Triple J’s Hottest 100. Though the Downsyde boys didn’t go home empty handed after picking up the WAMi for Most Popular Music Video for their single Fortune and Fame.
Birds of Tokyo were the big winners on the night taking home five awards including the prestigious WAMIs for Most Popular Act, Most Popular Live Act and Most Popular Album. Modular signed upstarts Tame Impala also claimed three WAMIs including the Most Popular Single/EP and Most Promising New Act. Southbound beat the horde of dance competitors to win Most Popular Music Event.
Last but certainly not least, inthemix cohorts Fasterlouder won their first WAMi for the Most Popular Music Website, an awesome acheivement. From everyone at ITM, big congratulations to Fasterlouder!
To see the full list of winners and nominees, and what’s coming up over the WAMi calandar, head over to the WAMi website.