The 10th Coopers Australian Music Prize (AMP) longlist is now complete, with the addition of the final six albums to the 65-strong list, including records by the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Bertie Blackman and Lanie Lane.
The other three newly-added longlist albums belong to Sydney four-piece Daily Meds, Melbourne prog-rockers Krakatau and enigmatic indie-pop artist Shiny Joe Ryan. The eventual winner of this year’s AMP will take home $30,000 in prize money thanks to PPCA.
Blues and jazz singer-songwriter Lanie Lane, whose second album Night Shade is now in the running for the grand prize, has said that celebrating the achievements of artists can only be a good thing.
“Super excited and grateful that Night Shade is nominated for the AMP Award this year,” she said. “It’s always lovely when the arts are acknowledged and celebrated. Congratulations and good luck to all the other nominees!”
There are 15 industry experts judging this year’s albums, including Sam Lockwood of 2011 Coopers AMP winners The Jezabels, who has been super-pleased with the musical talent on offer this year.
“To make the longlist is a massive achievement in itself. I mean, look at the quality on this year’s longlist. It’s both a credit to the individual artists and also the Australian music scene in general,” Lockwood has said.
“As a recording artist it’s an amazing – and inspiring – experience to listen to the breadth of styles and see how hard many musicians have worked to get their album out there. And that is what the AMP is for I think. To justly reward those musicians who for some reason try so hard to make music that means so much.”
The Coopers AMP longlist will now be stripped back to a shortlist, to be announced on 21st January 2015. The winning act will be announced at a 10th anniversary dinner on 4th March. View the updated longlist in full, below.
Watch: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Hot Wax
The 10th Coopers AMP Longlist Additions
Bertie Blackman – The Dash
Daily Meds – Sour Milk
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Krakatau – Water Near A Bridge
Lanie Lane – Night Shade
Shiny Joe Ryan – Shiny Joe Ryan & The Cosmic Microwave Background
#1 Dads – About Face
Allday – Startup Cult
The Amity Affliction – Let The Ocean Take Me
Angus and Julia Stone – Angus and Julia Stone
Augie March – Havens Dumb
Ball Park Music – Puddinghead
Bird Traps – The Colour Fields
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn
Bored Nothing – Some Songs
Briggs – Sheplife
Buried In Verona – Faceless
Caitlin Park – The Sleeper
Chet Faker – Built On Glass
C.W.Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
Dune Rats – Dune Rats
DZ Deathrays – Black Rat
East Brunswick All Girls Choir – Seven Drummers
Emma Russack – You Changed Me
Firekites – Closing Forever Sky
Fishing – Shy Glow
Guerre – Ex Nihilo
Harmony – Carpetbombing
Harts – Daydreamer
Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
HITS – Hikikomori
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
Jane Tyrrell – Echoes In The Aviary
John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
Joelistics – Blue Volume
Kate Miller-Heidke – O Vertigo
Laura Jean – Laura Jean
Lowlakes – Iceberg Nerves
Lowtide – Lowtide
Mia Dyson – Idyllwyld
Nun – Nun
One Day – Mainline
REMI – Raw X Infinity
Richard In Your Mind – Ponderosa
Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer
Seekae – The Worry
Sticky Fingers – Land Of Pleasure
Straight Arrows – Rising
Sweet Amphetamines – Duke
Tape/Off – Chipper
Teeth & Tongue – Grids
The Peep Tempel – Tales
Thundamentals – So We Can Remember
Tom E. Lewis – Beneath The Sun
Total Control – Typical System
Judging Panel For The 10th Coopers AMP
Dave Faulkner – Chairperson of the panel. Member of the Hoodoo Gurus.
Bernard Zuel – MEDIA at the Sydney Morning Herald.
Bryget Chrisfield – MEDIA at themusic.com.au. NEW to the panel this year.
Chris Berkley – RETAIL at Red Eye Records.
Chris Johnston – MEDIA at The Age.
Christopher Powell – RETAIL at Blackwood Sound.
Jen Cloher – EST. ARTIST. NEW to the panel this year.
Mike Glynn – RETAIL at JB Hi FI.
Mikey Cahill – MEDIA at The Herald Sun.
Myf Warhurst – MEDIA at Double J. NEW to the panel this year.
Nate Nott – RETAIL at Polyester Records.
Sam Lockwood – EST. ARTIST – The Jezabels.
Sarah Smith – MEDIA at thesoundalliance.net. NEW to the panel this year.
Shannon Logan – RETAIL at Jet Black Cat Music.
Tim Levinson – EST. ARTIST – Urthboy