Psychedelic rock trio Tame Impala has won Australian youth-oriented radio network Triple J's highest honor, taking out the J Award for their debut album "InnerSpeaker" (Modular/Universal).

Tonight's (Nov. 29) big win in Melbourne will be just-desserts for the newcomers after they failed to land any of their five nominations at this year's ARIA Awards, where they were up for the album of the year category.

Tame Impala are the product of the hot music scene of Australia's western city of Perth, and they're signed to the Modular Recordings label, home to Wolfmother, Cut Copy and Ladyhawke.

Still something of an enigma in their homeland, the band's 2008 stoner-rock debut single "Half Full Glass Of Wine" won strong support from the state-funded Triple J network and its affiliated weekend TV property "Rage". When "InnerSpeaker" finally arrived in May this year, it went straight in at No. 4 on the ARIA albums chart.

Triple J initiated the J Award in 2005 to recognize outstanding homegrown albums. A panel, led by Triple J's music director Richard Kingsmill, adjudges the nominees' creativity, innovation and musicianship.

"Ever since hearing their first demos, we've been big fans of this band and their vision," Kingsmill said during the J Awards ceremony to celebrate the best in homegrown talent. "This debut album is wonderfully crafted - it has plenty of layers but as a whole it paints a really strong picture. The album has a nod to the past, but it is also bursting with fresh ideas. Tame Impala have a strong spirit of creative adventure which we expect them to maintain over their music-making years to come."

InnerSpeaker won from a shortlist of 10 albums, which included EMI-signed Birds Of Tokyo's eponymously-titled third album, Bliss N Eso's "Running On Air" (Illusive Sounds), Sia's "We Are Born" (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) and Angus & Julia Stone's "Down The Way" (Original Matters/EMI), which three weeks ago took out the ARIA Award for album of the year.

In other awards, Sydney folk group Boy and Bear won Triple J's "Unearthed" artist of the year accolade, while the Australian music video of the year trophy went to Mairi Cameron and Stephen Lance, directors of Washington's "Sunday Best" (Mercury/Universal).