WAMaward nominations are in

Each year, the WAMawards acknowledge and celebrate a broad variety of original contemporary Western Australian artists. The results are in, and this stellar list of homegrown acts is read for you to vote on.

A summary of this year’s nominations includes:

  • Methyl Ethel, with a total of 7 nominations
  • BIGSOUND Levi’s Music Prize victor Stella Donnelly with 6 nominations
  • triple j Feature Album’d Tired Lion with 5 nominations
  • San Cisco with 5 nominations
  • Ziggy Ramo, Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, Nerve QuakesRAG N’ BONE, and Afro-Peruvian style jazz drummer Daniel Susnjar with 4 nominations each
  • With 3 noms each: Voyager, POW! Negro, POND, Boat Show, SLUMBERJACK, Memory of Elements, Feels, Carla Geneve, Drapht and WAYJO

Some categories to keep an eye on include:


BEST ALBUM (Presented by RTRFM)

  • Methyl Ethel- Everything Is Forgotten
  • POND- The Weather
  • San Cisco- The Water
  • The Waifs- Ironbark

BEST EP (Presented by Rosemount Hotel)

  • Dream Rimmy- Heavy
  • POW! Negro- Jasmine & Licorice
  • SLUMBERJACK- Fracture
  • Stella Donnelly- Thrush Metal

BEST HIP HOP ACT (Presented by Laneway Festival)

  • Coin Banks
  • Drapht
  • Marksman Lloyd
  • Ziggy Ramo

BEST ROCK ACT (Presented by Badlands Bar)

  • FOAM
  • POND
  • The Floors
  • Tired Lion

BEST INDIGENOUS ACT (Presented by Nannup Music Festival)

  • Beni Bjah
  • Gina Williams
  • John Bennett
  • Yatangal (Mervyn Mulardy)
  • Ziggy Ramo

PUNK/HARDCORE ACT (Presented by Colosoul)

  • Cold Meat
  • Cursed Earth
  • Nerve Quakes
  • Scalphunter

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST (Presented by Sorrento Strategic Accounting)

  • Caitie MacDonald (Nerve Quakes)
  • Kiera Owen (RAG N’ BONE)
  • Lucy Farley (Lucy Peach)
  • Odette Mercy (Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics)
  • Stella Donnelly

Nominees will be judges by 350+ industry professionals. For the six public choice categories, you can cast your vote online here.

WAMfest states, “after a sold-out event last year, the WAMAwards returns to Perth’s live music and multi-purpose venue Gate One Theatre at Claremont Showgrounds. This year’s coveted WAMis will be announced during an evening peppered with performances from some of WA’s most exciting talents. Due to the event’s limited capacity, #WAMAwards tickets will be available strictly by invite to nominated acts, WAMCon speakers plus limited tickets available to the public. Tables are also available, with food and beverages included in the ticket price. Last year’s WAMAwards tables filled within a week, so make sure to get in quick when tickets go on-sale via Show Tickets very soon.”

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