Once again, Western Australia’s music industry has gathered around to celebrate its flourishing music scene with the WAM Song of the Year Awards, and a new champ has just been crowned for 2017.
The winner is 19-year-old Perth singer Sydnee Carter, who you may recognise from her recent collaboration with Slumberjack and a run on X-Factor several years back, not to mention a haul of previous Song Of The Year Nominations.
Her song ‘When We Were Young’ encapsulates everything that Sydnee is about, a dulcet, slow build of acoustic melodies punctuated with uplifting stabs of pop, and was named the winner by the panel of judges plucked from triple j, The Drones, community radio, music publications and various other industry outlets.
Other bands that took home a share of the $40,000 in prizes included other local favourites like Tobacco Rat, Rag N’ Bone, Burdiya Mob and Farraday’s Cage, with the full list of winners announced here following the presentation night at Fremantle’s WA Maritime Museum.
At only 19 years old, Sydnee is off to an impressive start, and WA’s music scene is as strong as ever.