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Shortlist Revealed for the 18th Australian Music Prize: Body Type, Tasman Keith, and More

Nine albums feature in the shortlist for the 18th Australian Music Prize, a prize of $30k sponsored by Soundmerch in partnership with the Universal subsidiaries, EMI, Virgin and Island Records. The prize aims to celebrate and financially reward the maker of the finest Australian album of 2022. The winner will be announced at an event in Sydney on 1st March.

Previous AMP winners include The Drones, whose Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By won the inaugural prize in 2005; Sampa the Great, who won in 2019 and 2017 and is nominated again this year; The Avalanches, whose guest-stuffed We Will Always Love You won in 2020; and Genesis Owusu, whose debut album Smiling With No Teeth won last year’s prize.

Body Type – ‘Buoyancy’

This year’s shortlisted albums were decided on by a judging panel made up of artists, journalists, broadcasters and various other music industry figures. The panel reviewed 490 Australian albums released in 2022 before deciding on what AMP founder Scott B. Murphy called an “incredibly diverse” list that “truly captures another year of the world’s best music.”

The 18th Soundmerch Australian Music Prize Shortlist

1300Foreign Language

Body TypeEverything Is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising

Camp CopeRunning With The Hurricane

Julia JacklinPre Pleasure

King StingrayKing Stingray

Laura JeanAmateurs

Party DozenThe Real Work

Sampa The GreatAs Above, So Below

Tasman KeithA Colour Undone

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