Stone Awards: Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach, Sydney,
Australia - 16th January 2013
Rolling Stone Awards: Beach Road Hotel, Bondi Beach,
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Rolling Stone Awards, celebrating the best in Australian
entertainment in 2012, will be hosted by legendary
Cruel Sea/Beasts of Bourbon/the Dark Horses frontman
Tex Perkins. The evening will feature performances
by Melbourne's Owl Eyes and DJs MINX and Leah Mencel
(winners of the She Can DJ comp 2011 and 2012).
enjoyed one of the most successful years of their
career in 2012, Hilltop Hoods look set to continue
their good form into 2013 and lead the nominations
for the fourth annual Rolling Stone Awards. The Hilltop
Hoods are up for three gongs: Album of the Year (Drinking
From The Sun), Video of the Year (I Love It) and Best
two nominations each are Melbourne up-and-comer Chet
Faker, Sydney quartet The Jezabels, Perth rockers
Tame Impala, Sydney MC Urthboy, Byron Bay metalcore
kings Parkway Drive, Menangle outfit The Rubens and
instrumental heroes the Dirty Three.
of the nominees include:
Album of the Year: Sarah Blasko (I Awake), Hilltop
Hoods (Drinking From The Sun); Dirty Three (Toward
the Low Sun); Paul Kelly (Spring and Fall); Tame Impala
(Lonerism); and Urthboy (Smokey's Haunt).
International Act of the Year: Frank Ocean, Bruce
Springsteen, The Black Keys, Jack White and Neil Young.
Live Act of the Year: 360, Dirty Three, Hilltop Hoods,
Parkway Drive, Tame Impala, The Jezabels and The Living
Best New Talent: Alpine, Chet Faker, Flume, San Cisco,
The Medics and The Rubens
Impala win at Rolling Stone Awards...
Impala have snatched the Rolling Stone Award for Album
of the Year thanks to their second album Lonerism.
Perth psych-rocker band grabbed the award for a second
time in their brief career, having won in 2011 with
debut album Innerspeaker.
latest accolade, presented at a star-packed music
industry bash in Sydney, adds to the international
clamour around the band and its frontman Kevin Parker.
made history as the first Australian album to be hailed
an album of the year by music bible NME and topped
several end of year lists, while on Australian soil
it was worthy of Triple J's coveted J Award.
music promoter and The Mushroom Group founder Michael
Gudinski received the other major honour in the annual
Rolling Stone Award, which recognises an outstanding
contribution to popular culture. Past recipients have
included Cold Chisel and Paul Kelly.
winners on Wednesday night included Melbourne singer/producer
Chet Faker who claimed best independent release for
his acclaimed Thinking In Textures EP.
a good year for rock music, Byron Bay metalcore band
Parkway Drive were named best live act, while Cairns
four-piece The Medics got the nod for best new talent.
Presets won best single for their inventive electro-shanty
Ghosts, while Gotye's single Easy Way Out was awarded
the music video of the year thanks to the direction
of Darcy Prendergast.
at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel, the fourth annual Rolling
Stone Awards were hosted by Beasts of Bourbon and
Dark Horses frontman Tex Perkins and featured a performance
by rising starlet Owl Eyes.
guest list included bands visiting for the Big Day
Out festival tour, such as Vampire Weekend, Band Of
Horses, Alabama Shakes and Crystal Castles.
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