2013 ARIA Awards: Tame Impala, Flume win big

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Tame Impala scored Album Of The Year with Lonerism!

BREAKTHROUGH electronic artist Flume and rock travellers Tame Impala have confirmed their arrival as homegrown superstars while Guy Sebastian finally broke his drought at the 2013 ARIA Awards.

Tame Impala, who closed the night with their swirling psychedelia and topped international critics lists last year, scored the prestigious Album Of The Year with Lonerism, as well as Best Group and Best Rock Album.

Perth rock outfit Tame Impala have been announced as the winner of the 2013 ARIA Award in the category of Best Album for their 2012 sophomore effort, Lonerism, which netted the band some of their biggest hits in the forms of singles Elephant and Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.

The band were up against some of the biggest names in Australian music, including Birds Of Tokyo, who were nominated for their album March Fires, Guy Sebastian for Armageddon, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for Push The Sky Away, and favourite to win, Flume for his self-titled debut.

The band also took home the awards for Best Rock Album and Best Group, and were nominated in the category of Best Australian Live Act for their ‘Lonerism Tour’, losing out to Guy Sebastian. The band were also one of the scheduled performers for the ceremony.

You can see a full list of winners for the ARIA Awards 2013 below, amongst the other winners for the night included Flume, and the first winner of Australian Idol – Guy Sebastian, who both also won several awards.

The band made a memorable speech thanking their crew for “doing things while we sitting around eating soft cheese.”

Harley Streten wins bing at 2013 ARIA Awards

Flume is the stage name of 22 yr-old Harley Edward Streten, an Australian electronic music instrumentalist, producer and DJ. His debut self-titled album was released on 9 November 2012, which peaked at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and No. 13 in New Zealand.

There was a lot of love in the room for Flume, who added Best Male, Dance Album and Breakthrough Artist to his Producer Of The Year award.

Flume, aka Harley Streten, joked he won Best Male and said “the coolest thing is I’m a producer, I don’t even sing.” Streten, 22, had even researched that no non-singer had ever won the award.

THE WINNERS

FLUME

‘FLUME’

Best Male

Best Dance Album

Breakthrough Artist – Release

Producer Of The Year

TAME IMPALA

‘LONERISM’

Album Of The Year

Best Group

Best Rock Album

GUY SEBASTIAN

‘ARMAGEDDON’

Best Pop Release

Best Australian Live Act

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

‘ PUSH THE SKY AWAY’

Best Independent Release

Best Adult Contemporary Album

JESSICA MAUBOY

‘TO THE END OF THE EARTH’

Best Female Artist

MATT CORBY

‘RESOLUTION’

ARIA Song Of The Year

RUSSELL MORRIS

‘SHARKMOUTH’

Best Blues and Roots Album

JUSTINE CLARKE

‘A LITTLE DAY OUT WITH JUSTINE CLARKE’

Best Children’s Album

TOM & ALEX

‘THE BITS WE’RE LEAST ASHAMED OF’

(triple j)

Best Comedy Release

KASEY CHAMBERS AND SHANE NICHOLSON

‘WRECK & RUIN’

Best Country Album

KARNIVOOL

‘ASYMMETRY’

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

ILLY

‘BRING IT BACK’

Best Urban Album

SAMANTHA JADE

‘FIRESTARTER’

Best Video

Directed by Christopher Frey

ONE DIRECTION

‘TAKE ME HOME’

Best International Artist

AIR SUPPLY

ARIA Hall Of Fame

MICHAEL GUDINSKI

ARIA Industry Icon Award

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