Interview: Hermitude – AMP Winners

All artists on the Australian Music Prize (AMP) shortlist were worthy candidates, but in the end there can be only one winner. Having made such a huge impact both home and abroard with their fourth studio album HyperParadise, instrumental act Hermitude came out on top.

Although the win may have come as a shock to Hermitude’s Dubs (Luke Dubber) and Elgusto (Angus Stuart), for fans of the hip-hop/electronic duo, the victory is well-earned. Signature single Speak of the Devil reached even the casual observer and showed the ever-expanding range of Hermitude.

With the AMP now on the shelf and $30,000 of prize money burning a hole in their back pocket, minus any celebratory bar tabs, Hermitude will turn their attention to writing a follow-up to their award-winning HyperParadise.

Hermitude

  • Surprise of winning the AMP
  • Spending the $30,000 prize money
  • Hermitude’s favourite AMP shortlist artist
  • Significance of the AMP
  • Hermitude’s HyperParadise transcending expectations
  • Australian hip-hop acts on AMP shortlist
  • Between hip-hop and electronic dance music
  • Inspired by AMP shortlist artists Flume and The Presets
  • Hit single Speak of the Devil representing Hermitude internationally
  • The next album

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