Shelley Wright

Modular Person

Grammy Diary: Shelley Wright From Modular, Reps Tame Impala, Has Dinner With Indies, Trainspots Jay Z & Beyonce

Grammy Diary: Shelley Wright From Modular, Reps Tame Impala, Has Dinner With Indies, Trainspots Jay Z & Beyonce

Patrik North, the US label manager at Modular, and I were beyond surprised when Tame Impala were nominated for their first Grammy at the end of last year. The band have had a slow-growth, organic career so far, and have connected deeply with critics and fans, but we had zero clue that they were on the radar of the people who make those kinds of decisions. When Patrik called me late one night in December to tell me our boys from Perth had been nominated, I burst into tears with shock, called their manager in Perth and cried with her for a bit, and then jammed their nominated album "Lonerism" hard while I cracked a bottle of champagne. We were off to the Grammys.