King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Dominate 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards

Written by Mike Hohnen on 17th November, 2016

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Dominate 2016 The Age Music Victoria Awards

The results are in from last night’s gathering of our musical finest in the good name of The Age Music Victoria Awards. The broad range of categories saw a plethora of talent nominated for their achievements, but one band has reigned supreme, and that’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

The overlords of psych-rock absolutely cleaned up at this year’s awards, taking home Best Album for their latest effort Nonagon Infinity, as well as Best Band and Best Live Band.

Best Song and Best Regional Act went to The Drones for their jam Taman Shud, with the habitutally amazing Alex Lahey taking out Best Female Artist, and the boot scootin’ C.W Stoneking Best Male Artist.

Camp Cope were awarded Best Emerging Act, which was no easy feat considering how tense the competition was — Cable Ties, Alex Lahey and more were nominated.

The Corner Hotel rightfully recieved Best Venue in the Over 500 capacity section, with The Tote chosen in the Under 500 section, and the beloved Meredith Music Festival nabbed Best Festival. Hugely important community radio station RRR, currently celebrating 40 years on air, was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

The awards aren’t just a dog and pony show, either. All nominees recieve a rehearsal and pre-production package from the awards’ studio partner, Bakehouse Studios, ensuring a quality crop for next year.

Catch all of this year’s The Age Music Victora Award winners, below.

Watch: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Rattlesnake’

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016 Winners

Best Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

Best Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Song
The Drones – ‘Taman Shud’

Best Female Artist
Alex Lahey

Best Male Artist
C.W. Stoneking

Best Emerging Act
Camp Cope

Best Live Band
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Regional Act
The Drones

Best Venue (over 500 Capacity)
Corner Hotel

Best Venue (under 500 capacity)
The Tote

Best Regional Venue
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best Festival
Meredith Music Festival

Industry selected genre award winners

Best Heavy Album
Be’Lakor – Vessels

Best Folk or Roots Album
Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake

Best Experimental or Avant Garde Act
Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

Best Country Album
Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves

Best Hip Hop Album
Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Act
Harvey Sutherland

Best Jazz Album
Peter Knight – Way Out West

Best Aboriginal Act
Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B, or Gospel Album
Kylie Auldist – Family Tree

Best Blues Album
Nick Charles – The River Flows


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