The Australian Music Prize has released its 2018 longlist. The highly coveted longlist is determined by 21 judges including journalists, retailers, artists, programmers and more. It is a celebration of some of the finest Australian records released this year.
AMP judge and Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner has shared the statement: “This year the quantity of Australian albums has really increased, but along with that, so has the quality. The judges have been blown away by the number of albums that we’ve discovered for ourselves as part of this process. The reality that the Australian Music Prize can be a recognition of the winner, but also a platform for music-lovers everywhere to discover new records without the shackles of genre and format is so exciting.”
Previous winners include A.B. Original, Courtney Barnett, Sampa the Great and Lisa Mitchell. The winner of the AMP will take home $30,000.
So without further ado, here are your 2018 nominees.