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The Coopers Amp Announces third and final batch of Official Entrants

Coopers Amp Awards

With the year now at its pointy end, The Coopers Amp is pleased to announce the third and final batch of albums welcomed as Official Entrants. These albums join the now 71-­‐strong list of works that judges feel are shortlist possibilities.

The third and final 24 releases to be welcomed as an Official Entrants are:

Ali E Bertie Blackman Big Strong Brute Bored Nothing Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos Chasm Corey Colum Flume Galapagoose Glenn Cardier Joe Robinson Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Lisa Mitchell Love Migrate Maundz Paul Kelly San Cisco Sarah Blasko Skryptcha Tame Impala The Black Sorrows The Pataphysics The Trouble with Templeton Yung Warriors

Landless
Pope Innocent X
Avalanche of Truth
Bored Nothing
Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart This Is How We Never Die
Corey Colum
Flume
Commitments
Stranger Than Fiction
Let Me Introduce You
Wreck & Ruin
Bless This Mess
Plagued Are All My Thoughts, Like White Ants in the Fence Zero
Spring And Fall
San Cisco
I Awake
Mindful
Lonerism
Crooked Little Thoughts
Subversive
Bleeders
Standing Strong

Of those officially selected, only nine will be recognised in The Coopers Amp Shortlist and celebrated at Amp Alive. The winner of The Coopers Amp, and the $30,000 prize money courtesy of principal partner PPCA, will then be crowned in March.

The Coopers Amp announced earlier this week another first for the Prize; they will be taking the celebration to the public at a free concert Amp Alive in Melbourne’s Federation Square. Hosted by Clare Bowditch and Kevin Mitchell, this event features the first shortlisted artist of The 8th Australian Music Prize, Hermitude, with other acts to be announced early next year. The show will come alive on February 1st 2013, thanks to support from City of Melbourne and Federation Square.

Now that all the business end is covered, The Coopers Amp wishes a Merry Christmas and happy 2013 to all – especially the great Australian recording artists making Australian music of excellence.

The Coopers Amp Presents:

The full list of Official Entrants are:

Amp Alive

A free event featuring the best of 2012’s Australian music

Hosted by Clare Bowditch and Kevin Mitchell

FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY, 6 PM FEDERATION SQUARE, MELBOURNE

with HERMITUDE More to be announced

Alpine Angus Stone Archie Roach Ball Park Music Bearhug Bertie Blackman Big Strong Brute Bored Nothing Bushwalking Catcall Catherine Britt Charge Group Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos Chasm Children Collide Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes Clare Bowditch Collarbones Corey Colum

Daily Meds Deep Sea Arcade Dirty Three DZ Deathrays Emma Russack Flume Forty Thousand Sisters Galapagoose Glenn Cardier Grand Salvo Hermitude Hilltop Hoods House Vs Hurricane Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors Joe Robinson Julia Stone Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Knievel Lisa Mitchell Liz Stringer Love Migrate

Ali E

Landless

A Is For Alpine
Broken Brights
Into The Bloodstream
Museum
Bill, Dance, Shiner
Pope Innocent X
Avalanche of Truth
Bored Nothing
First Time
The Warmest Place
Always Never Enough
Charge Group
Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart This Is How We Never Die
Monument
Baby Caught The Bus
The Winter I Chose Happiness
Die Young
Corey Colum
Happy Daze
Outlands
Toward The Low Sun
Bloodstreams
Sounds Of Our City
Flume
Goodbye Broken Sled
Commitments
Stranger Than Fiction
Slay Me In My Sleep
Hyper-­‐Paradise
Drinking From The Sun
Crooked Teeth
My Little River
Let Me Introduce You
By The Horns
Wreck & Ruin
Emerald City
Bless This Mess
Warm In The Darkness
Plagued Are All My Thoughts, Like White Ants in the Fence

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