The acclaimed rockers will face competition from pop champion Guy Sebastian, rising lyricist Courtney Barnett and folk chanteuse Mia Dyson when the APRA Awards are announced at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Monday, June 17.
Tame Impala are the fifth act in APRA history to win double nominations in the peer-voted songwriter trophy, joining Missy Higgins, Silverchair, Savage Garden and Kasey Chambers.
While the band have won a slew of awards for their Lonerism album, including the 2012 J Award and Rolling Stone Award, their rivals can take solace that both Silverchair and Savage Garden missed out on the top prize in previous years.
Tame Impala’s bass player Nick Allbrook this week quit the band – the band said in a statement that Allbrook’s “hopping off the
Tame Impala band wagon so that he can try and screw his head back on, and make an attempt to assimilate back into society. A task the rest of us fear we will one day have to perform….”
Tame Impala play London Hammersmith Apollo this Saturday, June 25.