Six Finalists Added To 10th Coopers AMP Longlist

Six Finalists Added To 10th Coopers AMP Longlist

The selection of the final six albums have been added to The 10th Coopers AMP longlist. Last year winner was Big Scary for their critically acclaimed album ‘Not Art’.

The latest additions to the list are:

Bertie Blackman - 'The Dash'
Daily Meds - 'Sour Milk'
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 'I'm In Your Mind Fuzz'
Krakatau - 'Water Near A Bridge'
Lanie Lane - 'Night Shade' and
Shiny Joe Ryan - 'Shiny Joe Ryan and The Cosmic Microwave Background'.

Lanie Lane said that she was, "Super excited and grateful that 'Night Shade' is nominated for the AMP Award this year. It's always lovely when the arts are acknowledged and celebrated."

Last year winner was Big Scary for their critically acclaimed album ‘Not Art’. Other previous winners include The Drones, Augie March, The Mess Hall, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Lisa Mitchell, Cloud Control, The Jezebels and Hermitude. This year's winner will received $30,000 in prize money, courtesy of principal partner PPCA.

There are 15 judges for this year’s AMP Award, including well respected music industry experts such as Double J's Myf Warhurst, Mikey Cahill of The Herald Sun, The Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner, Jen Cloher, Tim Levinson AKA Urthboy, Sam Lockwood of The Jezabels and more.

Lockwood said, “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. 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 the 4th of March 2014.

The updated longlist to win the prize is now:

#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
Bertie Blackman –The Dash
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
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
Krakatau –Water Near A Bridge
Lanie Lane – Night Shade
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
Shiny Joe Ryan – Shiny Joe Ryan and The Cosmic Microwave Background
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

Lanie Lane's music video for 'No Sound' from her latest album, Night Shade.
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