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Tame Impala, Tash Sultana among Rolling Stone Australia Awards winners

Tame Impala, Tash Sultana among Rolling Stone Australia Awards winners
Image: Giulia McGauran*; Neil Krug*

The likes of Tash Sultana, Tame Impala, and Midnight Oil have all been named as big winners at the inaugural edition of the The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards this evening.

Handed out at an exclusive invite-only event at The Argyle in Sydney, the evening saw NovaFMradio hosts Ben & Liam taking on performer duties, while Mia Rodriguez and Tash Sultana were on hand for a pair of typically immersive performances.

However, the evening’s biggest headline was undoubtedly the winners of each category, which included Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, the Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Rolling Stone Reader’s Award.

Tkay Maidza took home the award for Best Record, with Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 beating out the likes of acclaimed albums by E^ST, Hockey Dad, Tame Impala, The Kid LAROI, and Gordi to receive the honour. However, Tkay wasn’t quite as lucky in the Best Single category, with her track “Shook” being outshone by Tash Sultana’s “Pretty Lady”, which too triumphed over tracks by Chet Faker, Baker Boy, flowerkid, and Triple One.

Mia Rodriguez was on hand to receive the Best New Artist award, coming out ahead of other rising stars Jerome Farah, Stevan, Yours Truly, and Miiesha, while the Rolling Stone global team chose Tame Impala as the winner of the Global Award, with the likes of Keith Urban, Sia, Tash Sultana, Troye Sivan, and Tones And I all in the running for the honour.

Finally, the hotly-contended Rolling Stone Reader’s Award proved as one of the most surprising, with comparatively-nascent artists like Spacey Jane, The Chats, Lime Cordiale, and Ball Park Music being overlooked in favour of veteran outfit Midnight Oil.

Having just wrapped up a series of shows for their ‘Makarratta Live’ tour, the group were performing live in support of The Makarrata Project, their first new album in 18 years, and first chart-topping record in three decades. Check out the full rundown of nominees and winners below.

Check out ‘Pretty Lady’ by Tash Sultana:

The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards 2021 Winners

Best Record

Winner: Tkay Maidza Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2
E^STI’M DOING IT
GordiOur Two Skins
Hockey DadBrain Candy
Lime Cordiale14 Steps To A Better You
PolarisThe Death Of Me
Tame ImpalaThe Slow Rush
The Kid LAROIF*CK LOVE

Best Single

Winner: Tash Sultana “Pretty Lady”
Baker Boy “Meditjin”
Chet Faker “Low”
DMA’S “Life Is A Game Of Changing”
flowerkid “miss andry”
Ocean Alley “Way Down”
Tkay Maidza “Shook”
Triple One “Salina”

Best New Artist

Winner: Mia Rodriguez
E^ST
JK-47
Jaguar Jonze
Jerome Farah
Miiesha
Stevan
Yours Truly

Rolling Stone Global Award

Winner: Tame Impala
5 Seconds Of Summer
Keith Urban
Sia
Tash Sultana
The Kid LAROI
Tones And I
Troye Sivan

Rolling Stone Reader’s Award

Winner: Midnight Oil
Ball Park Music
Lime Cordiale
Sia
Spacey Jane
Tame Impala
The Chats
Washington

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.

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