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Music ian 12/2/2013

It wasn’t a case of every muso wins a prize but the 2013 ARIA awards crossed a broad spectrum that would have kept many fans happy. Whoever judges the awards this year didn’t look down their noses at reality TV shows being a breeding ground for talent, nor did they ignore the new wave newcomers or the golden oldies who are still strutting their stuff…

In the oldies department, Russell Morris won Best Blues & Roots Album (Sharkmouth), Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds won Best Adult Contemporary Album and Best Independent Release (Push the Sky Away), Air Supply (Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell) were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and Michael Gudinski won the ARIA Industry Icon Award.

The Idol and X-Factor born performers who took home gongs were Samantha Jade for Best Video (Firestarter), Matt Corby for ARIA Song of the Year (Resolution), Jessica Mauboy for Best Female Artist and Guy Sebastian for Best Pop Release (Armageddon)and Best Live Act. One Direction won Best International Artist for Take Me Home.

The big winners were Harley Streten and Kevin Parker. Streten works under the name Flume and he won Best Male Artist, Nest Dance Album, Breakthrough Artist and Producer of the Year. Parker is the driving force behind Tame Impala and picked up Best Group, Best Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for Lonerism.

If you are not familiar with Tame Impala’s melodic psychedelic rock, here is a track from Lonerism, Feels Like We Only go Backwards…


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