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.
- 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