It's awards time again (when is it not awards time?) and Australian Music Prize (AMP) have unveiled their official shortlist for 2012. The list includes The Jezabels and Boy & Bear, but is led by none other than…Gotye (no surprises there). Historically, though, AMP has been known to go out to some of the smaller acts, so there is still hope for all the other contenders to take home the prize and the tidy $30,000 sum that goes along with it — not bad for a day's work.
Good luck to all the contenders and stay posted for updates on who will take the cake.
AMP 2012 Shortlist
Design Desire – Abbe May
Adailta – Adailita
Moonfire – Boy & Bear
Making Mirrors – Gotye
Rrakala – Gurrumul
Hurtsville – Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders
Prisoner – The Jezabels
Vow – Kimbra
I want that you are always happy – The Middle East
Watch: Die Antwoord for T by Alexander Wang
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