Tame Impala, Alpine, Temper Trap win EG Awards
The night opened with a set from The Murlocs, who were nominated in the Best New Talent category alongside acts including King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Chet Faker, Saskwatch, Smith Street Band and Courtney Barnett.
EG Hall of Fame inductees Weddings Parties Anything played their debut album Scorn of the Women in full to close the night, with founding member Mick Thomas announcing “it feels right that this is going to be the last Weddings show”. “Weddoes” were inducted into the Hall of Fame with a long, rambling and rambunctious speech from Tim Rogers was also on hand to pick up the prize for Best Male.
Lanie Lane took home the award for Best Female. Best Album was won by Melbourne six-piece band Alpine for their debut A Is For Alpine, while fellow Melburnians – and AFL Grand Final winners – Temper Trap, were voted Best Band. Off the back of their Deep Heat album, Oh Mercy won award for Most Outstanding Achievement (in the field of excellence), which was presented by Melbourne Music Week. Despite receiving four nominations apiece both Chet Faker and Twerps both went home empty handed.
Both Oh Mercy and Alpine will perform at FL’s ARIA Week party next week at the Beresford in Sydney. More details here.
EG Award winners 2012
EG STEVE WALDON HALL OF FAME – Weddings Parties Anything
BEST ALBUM Alpine – A is for Alpine
BEST SONG Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
BEST BAND Temper Trap
BEST MALE Tim Rogers
BEST FEMALE Lanie Lane
MOST OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT Oh Mercy
BEST NEW TALENT Bombay Royale
BEST TOUR Jack White
EG HALL OF FAME (NON-MUSICIAN) Ian Rumbold (from equipment and repairs outlet Sound Developments)