AMP Longlist announced - MusicNSW

After much consideration by an expert industry judging panel consisting of 15 members, The 10th Coopers AMP have announced their longlist, in their search for the best album of 2014.

The Longlist so far is:

#1 Dads – About Face
Allday – Startup Cult
Augie March – Haven’s Dumb
Ball Park Music – Puddinghead
Bird traps – The Colour Fields
Blank Realm – Grassed In
Bored Nothing – Some Songs
Briggs – Sheplife
Buried In Verona – Faceless
Caitlin Park – The Sleeper
Chet Faker – Built On Glass
C.W.Stoneking – Gon Googaloo’
DZ Deathrays – Black rat
East Brunswick All Girls Choir – Seven Drummers
Fishing – Shy Glow
Harmony – Carpetbombing
Hilltop Hoods – Walking Under Stars
HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club
John Butler Trio – Flesh & Blood
Kate Miller-Heidke – O Vertigo
Laura Jean – Laura Jean
Lowlakes – Iceberg Nerves
Mia Dyson – Idyllwyld
Nun – Nun
One Day – Mainline
REMI – Raw X Infinity
Richard In Your Mind – Ponderosa
Sally Seltmann – Hey Daydreamer
Seekae – The Worry
Straight Arrows – Rising
Sweet Amphetamines – Duke
Tape/Off – Chipper
Teeth & Tongues – Grids
The Peep Tempel – Tales
Tom E. Lewis – Beneath The Sun
Total Control – Typical System

The winner of the 10th Coopers AMP will be announced in March 2015.

Dan Rosen, Chief Executive Officer of PPCA stated, “PPCA is delighted to again be on board as the $30,000 major prize sponsor of The AMP – a prize that has remained close to our hearts since its inception a decade ago. Continued support for local artists has been the cornerstone of PPCA for over 40 years, therefore we are honoured to have been the major prize sponsor of the Australian Music Prize since day one.

“2014 has been an exceptional year for excellence in Australian music and we are eagerly looking forward for the winners to be announced.”

Cam Pearce, National Sales and Marketing Director at Coopers Brewery said, “Coopers has a history of supporting live music and local talent and The Coopers AMP is one of Australia’s most respected music prizes which is now in its 10th year. As the sole remaining Australian owned brewery, Coopers continues to support local artists The Coopers AMP.”

Kate Vale, Managing Director Australia & NZ of Spotify (the AMP’s industry sponsor) added, “Spotify is proud to return as the official Industry Sponsor of The Coopers AMP, an integral partnership that forms part of our ongoing commitment to local artists and our great Australian music industry.”