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News February 14, 2020

Wins for Tame, Tones, Stella & Mallrat at NME Awards

Senior Journalist, B2B
Wins for Tame, Tones, Stella & Mallrat at NME Awards

Tame Impala, Tones And I, Stella Donnelly and Mallrat took out major accolades at the rebooted NME Awards in London this week.

Tame Impala had two wins, for Best Australian Band and Best Australian Single for ‘Borderline’.

This comes just as the band drops its first album in five years The Slow Rush.

In the Australian Band category, the Perth outfit were up against Amyl & The Sniffers, Confidence Man, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

‘Borderline’ trumped over Amyl & The Sniffers’ ‘Gacked On Anger’, Confidence Man’s ‘Does It Make You Feel Good’, Mallrat’s ‘Charlie’

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever’s ‘In The Capital’ and Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’.

Tones And I took Best New Australian Act over Baker Boy, G Flip, Mallrat and Stella Donnelly.

Donnelly took the spotlight for Best Australian album with Beware Of The Dogs.

Also nominated for the category were Amyl & The Sniffer’s Amyl & The Sniffers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’ Fishing For Fishies, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Ghosteen and Sampa The Great’s The Return.

Mallrat had the trophy or Best Australian Solo Act over Courtney Barnett, Flume, Hatchie and Donnelly.

The Laneway Festival, which just wrapped up its most successful year drawing over 100,000 punters to five cities, was acclaimed Best Australian Festival.

Laneway was in a worthy shortlist with Groovin The Moo, Party in the Paddock (which staged its final event this year), Spilt Milk and Splendour In The Grass.

Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance at the awards when it was staged at the O2 Academy Brixton this week. She won Best Solo Act In The World.

Among other winners on the night were Billie Eilish, Lana Del Ray, Little Simz, Robyn, FKA twigs, The 1975 and Slipknot.


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