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Jimmy Barnes, Dope Lemon, Pond & More Lead Second Round Of 2019 Australian Music Prize Nominees

Written by Jackson Langford on October 11, 2019

Just in case the list of nominations for this year’s Australian Music Prize wasn’t already stacked enough, a ton more albums have just been nominated as well – meaning this year’s competition is tougher than ever.

Future classics like Jimmy Barnes‘ My Criminal Record, Dope Lemon‘s Smooth Big Cat, Pond‘s Tasmania and many more have just been added to the long list of nominees for the 15th annual prize.

They join previously announced nominees like Thelma Plum’s Better In Blak, Stella Donnelly’s Beware Of The Dogs, Alex Lahey’s The Best of Luck Club, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s Fishing For Fishies and more, which were all revealed as nominees back in July.

“In its fifteenth year, the Australian Music Prize has never been more vital in our music ecosystem, so it was important for us to show the evolution of the prize with a refreshing new look and an expansion of judges,” said Australian Music Prize Director Scott Murphy.

“Our processes have listed over 250 eligible albums so far this year, which is an unbelievable nod to the amazing body of work being produced by Australian musicians every year.”

These 41 nominees will soon be rounded down to a shortlist of just nine, and a winner will be declared next March. Of course, the winner scores a $30,000 cash prize.

Check out the full updated list of nominees below.

2019 Australian Music Prize Nominees

Alex Lahey – The Best of Luck Club
Amyl & the Sniffers – Amyl & the Sniffers
Andrea Keller – Transients Volume 1
Art of Fighting – Luna Low
Batts – The Grand Tour
Bench Press – Not the Past, Can’t Be the Future
Black Lung – The Great Manipulator
Charlie Collins – Snowpine
Cub Sport – Cub Sport
Daggy Man – I’m Going To Love As Long As I Live
Dispossessed – Warpath Never Ended
Dope Lemon – Smooth Big Cat
Emma Russack – Winter Blues
Ferla – It’s Personal
Gold Fields – Dalawa
Hatchie – Keepsake
Hexdebt – Rule Of Four
Huntly – Low Grade Buzz
I Know Leopard – Love Is A Landmine
Jess Ribeiro – Love Hate
Jimmy Barnes – My Criminal Record
Julia Jacklin – Crushing
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Fishing for Fishies
Mansionair – Shadowboxer
Martin Frawley – Undone At 31
Methyl Ethel – Triage
Olympia – Flamingo
Polish Club – Iguana
Pond – Tasmania
Robert Forster – Inferno
Russell Morris – Black & Blue Heart
Ry X – Unfurl
Sarah Mary Chadwick – Queen Who Stole The Sky
Squaring Circles – Motion
Stella Donnelly – Beware of the Dogs
Sunbeam Sound Machine – Goodness Gracious
The Beasts – Still Here
The Money War – Home
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak
Two People – First Body
Vulture St. Tape Gang – More Mature Themes For Childish People

+ more to come

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