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Grammy nod for Perth band
Perth band Tame Impala are up for a Grammy Award. Picture: Getty Images

After sweeping the recent ARIA awards, Perth psychedelic rockers Tame Impala have put their stamp on the US with the announcement of their first Grammy nomination at the weekend.

The group scored a nod in the Best Alternative Music Album category at the Los Angeles ceremony for their second album Lonerism, where they face off against the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The National and Vampire Weekend.

It's been a big month for Tame Impala, who took out the prestigious Album of the Year at the ARIAs on December 1 along with the Best Rock Album and Best Group gongs.

Fellow Australian Keith Urban was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his collaboration with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Highway Don't Care, while New Zealand teen wonder Lorde was also mistakenly labelled Aussie by the organisation behind the awards, The Recording Academy.

In a release published by the Academy in the lead up to the awards, the 17-year-old singer was dubbed Australian but a fan backlash on social media forced the official Grammy website to correct the error.

A note on the website said organisers knew Lorde was from New Zealand but somehow Australia was accidentally typed, adding: "Lorde have mercy on us."

The Kiwi's four nominations, most for her debut single Royals, place her as one of the top contenders at the 2014 awards on January 26.

Rappers and hip-hop artists seemed to dominate the list, with veteran performer Jay-Z leading the pack on nine nominations and Kenrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis following close behind with seven nods each.