WAM Announces 2024 Song of the Year Nominees

WAM Announces 2024 Song of the Year Nominees

Multi-genre rocker RinRin leads the charge with four nominations while King Ibis, Grievous Bodily Calm and Joan & the Giants all got two nods

Image: RinRin

Looking to join the ranks of the likes of past winners including Stella Donnelly, Kučka, Little Birdy, Abbe May, The Waifs and South Summit, today WAM have announced the full list of nominees for the 2024 Song of the Year Competition.

After receiving over 1000 original song submissions, the songs have been judged by a panel of industry experts, with over 50 artists in the mix for awards across 17 diverse categories.

Leading the charge is genre-bending musical wunderkind RinRin with a huge four nominations, while local legends and longtime Pilerats faves King Ibis, Grievous Bodily Calm and Joan & the Giants are all multi-nominated.

The winners will be announced at the 2024 Song of the Year awards night at Freo.Social on June 19, with $40,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

WAM Executive Director, Livia Carre says “We are thrilled to present another year of Song of the Year, a testament to the incredible songwriting talent we have here in WA. The feedback from judges this year was unanimous: the songs submitted were of outstanding quality, making the scoring exceptionally tight. To have received a top 20 spot or nomination is an outstanding achievement, and you should all be very proud.

Your dedication and creativity have truly elevated the standard of songwriting in our community. Thanks again to our presenting partner Act Belong Commit and to all our sponsors. Without you, we couldn't make this celebration of music and talent possible.”

Check out the full list of nominees below and pop June 19 in the calendar!

FULL LIST OF WAM SONG OF THE YEAR 2024 NOMINEES


ACT BELONG COMMIT
Beautiful Day Sophian
Feelin’ Fine Sgt. Hulka
Friends Drea
Harmony Rholea
Laugh Sofia Gale

BLUES/ROOTS
Everything’s Divine Finn Pearson Band
Feelin Fine’ Sgt. Hulka
Is this Love Helen Townsend
Raised by Rivers Sash Seabourne
Rhiannon Blues Simone Keane

COUNTRY
Do or Die Mike Goodwin
FIFO Song: Where I’m Not Rhys Wood
Is this Love Helen Townsend
Leave the Light On Codee-Lee & Ray Jones
Rodeo Claudia Tripp

ELECTRONIC
Borderline Shrink Huey Brazadich
Corrections Kaikobad
Feet Pics Alannah Chapman, Calvin Bennett, lightheart
Spirals Grievous Bodily Calm
Supreme PROJECT BEXX

EXPERIMENTAL
A Light Scalping SNAW
Conflagration Samarobryn
Shining Mermaid Milk ft. Juliet
Two Face UMBRA Trio
What We Found Beneath the Earth Panamuna Triangle

FOLK
Crush Anna Schneider
Narcissist Joan and the Giants
River Song Angie Colman
Second Thought Maya Ixchell
The Miner Good News Now We Can Eat All the Vampires

GLOBAL
Au Paradis Carla D’amour
Ganga Kaleidoscope Avra Banerjee
Half Sun Half Moon Kohesia
Tapos Na (So Done With) RinRin
The Water Rochelle O’Reilly

HEAVY/METAL
Black Rain MAGE
Miss Miserable RinRin
Mortal & Divine Mayatrix & the Psychics
Raindance Proclivity
Whisper Ivory Dusk

HIP-HOP/RNB
A Prayer Drea
Blind Eye Madoc Plane
Game of Love Rein Mali ft CHISEKO
matter of time Elianie
Reset Racka Chachi

JAZZ
Dijon LUCI
Forest Matt Smith Septet
Huey Lewy Huey Brazadich
Some of the Nothings You Ain’t Gemma Farrell Quintet
Yawp! Grievous Bodily Calm

OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS
Beneath My Feet jax mika
Blow it Up BilyaBeats
Don’t Waste Time Boox Kid
Follow the Music Phil Bartlett
Forgotten Town JoKeria

OUTSTANDING REGIONAL
Dad Says I Need to Buy a TV Sunny Day
Floating on Clouds BMP
Holding On Charlie Youngson
Living in a Tissue Box Lyd Loui and the Star Sailors
Sleeping  Darcy Hay

POP
Beautiful Day Sophian
Favourite Part Jordan Anthony
Nocturnal Hey So Hungry
Patience King Ibis
Wondering Why RubyHoo

PUNK/HARDCORE
Condition of the Mind Crosscheck
Happening to Me Helena.
READY2GO Wesley Black
Same Wave Levi James ft QB
Tapos Na (So Done With) RinRin

ROCK
Born in the Wrong Time Joan and The Giants
Cooling Embers King Ibis
Give it Up Siobhan Cotchin
Love You Later Beach Bleach
Miss Miserable RinRin

SCHOOLS 14 UNDER
Daydreamer Izzy G
Hide From Me Skye Colcott
If I was a Good Man Luka Babich
The Only Thing (That Matters) Twelve Parsecs
Tired Imogen Whyte

SCHOOLS 15-18
Cassie Mariae Cassandra
Ego Tripping Rosalie Chilvers
Nocturnal Hey So Hungry
Rescue Me Angelina Curtis
Stayed Up SOUR

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