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Five WA Acts Longlisted for 2017 Australian Music Prize

13 Dec

The complete 13th Australian Music Prize (AMP) Longlist has been announced at an event at the National Hotel in Melbourne with five WA acts making the cut including Nerve Quakes, Boat Show, Methyl Ethel, Pond and Cam Avery, along with another 40 Australian acts will vie for the $30,000 cash prize from the PPCA.

After listening to more than 400 Australian albums – a new record – released in the 2017 calendar year, the judging panel, chaired by Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus, have confirmed the following albums have made the Longlist:

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother

Ali BarterA Suitable Girl

Alex CameronForced Witness

BeachesSecond of Spring

Ben SalterBack Yourself

Billy DavisA Family Portrait

BirdzTrain of Thought

BOAT SHOWGroundbreaking Masterpiece

Boo SeekaNever Too Soon


Cable TiesCable Ties

Cameron AveryRipe Dreams, Pipe Dreams

The Creases – Tremolow

Courtney Barnett, Kurt VileLotta Sea Lice

Cub SportBATS

Dappled Cities IIIII

Darcy BaylisIntimacy & Isolation

Ecca VandalEcca Vandal

EWAH & The Vision of ParadiseEverything Fades to Blue

Gang of YouthsGo Farther In Lightness

Glitter VeilsFigures in Sight

Gold ClassDrum

Gordi Reservoir

Gretta ZillerQueen of Boomtown

Hazel EnglishJust Give In/Never Going Home

Holly ThrosbyAfter A Time

Jen CloherJen Cloher

Jess LockeUniverse

Jordan Ireland with Purple OrchestraJordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra

Jordan RakeiWallflower

Kasey ChambersDragonfly

King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard Flying Microtonal Banana

Liars TFCF

Machine TranslationsOh

Mere WomenBig Skies

Methyl EthelEverything Is Forgotten

Nerve QuakesA New State

Paul KellyLife Is Fine

PondThe Weather

Sampa The GreatBirds and the BEE9

The Smith Street Band More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

Tim RogersAn Actor Repairs

Time For DreamsIn Time

Tornado WallaceLonely Planet

Underground LoversStaring At You Staring At Me

The VampiresThe Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke

The 13th AMP Shortlist will be announced in late January, before the winner is announced in early March.


Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

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