King Stingray among incredibly diverse nominees

“We’re all really good kids. We’re not like typical rappers who spend money on diamond necklaces or anything like that. we [are] all really Asian,” said Vuong.

Though the group is frugal, Vuong said winning the $30,000 prize would be “enormously” helpful.

“[With] stuffing five mouths, $30,000 would really help us keep working hard on the music. I can skip a week or two of work to get more things done,” he said.

Camp Cope lead singer Georgia Maq, who is nominated for the group’s third album Running with the hurricanesaid the other shortlisted acts were all “terrific and well deserved”.

“I think it’s a very good representation of Australian music and what we have to offer and how diverse it is,” she said.


Maq, who plays with Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich and drummer Sarah “Thomo” Thompson, said that if the trio wins, the $30,000 prize would help them get Hellmrich’s newborn baby on the road.

King Stingray bassist Roy Kellaway said the band was “thrilled” that their debut album was shortlisted with the band’s name, while Body Type, a four-piece female post-punk rock group, said they were am honored to be nominated Everything is dangerous, but nothing is surprising.

Nomination of Sampa the Great As above, so below means she could win the Australian Music Prize for a third time, cementing her status as an Australian artist star.

The indie singer Julia Jacklin is nominated With pleasureLaura Jeans folk themes amateurs album got her shortlisted for a nomination, while First Nations rapper Tasman Keith is in the running An undone color. Sydney duo Party Dozen were shortlisted The real work.

The winner of the Australian Music Awards will be announced in Sydney on March 1st.

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Jaclyn Diaz

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