On Tuesday night The National Hotel in Richmond hosted the 13th Australian Music Prize longlist reveal. Which Aussie albums of 2017 made the cut?

RockWiz’s Brian Nankervis and Sam Lockwood from 2011 AMP winners’ The Jezabels hosted proceedings, which featured live performances by Jen Cloher, Birdz and Gretta Ziller.

A record 400-plus Australian albums dropped this year, and the following 46 are confirmed to have made the AMP longlist…

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like a Brother
Ali Barter – A Suitable Girl
Alex Cameron – Forced Witness
Beaches – Second of Spring
Ben Salter – Back Yourself
Billy Davis – A Family Portrait
Birdz – Train of Thought
Boat Show – Groundbreaking Masterpiece
Boo Seeka – Never Too Soon
Brightness – Teething
Cable Ties – Cable Ties
Cameron Avery – Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams
The Creases – Tremolow
Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Cub Sport – Bats
Dappled Cities – IIIII
Darcy Baylis – Intimacy & Isolation
Ecca Vandal – Ecca Vandal

Ecca Vandal

EWAH & The Vision of Paradise – Everything Fades to Blue
Gang of Youths – Go Farther in Lightness
Glitter Veils – Figures in Sight
Gold Class – Drum
Gordi – Reservoir
Gretta Ziller – Queen of Boomtown
Hazel English – Just Give In/Never Going Home
Holly Throsby – After a Time
Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher

Jen Cloher

Jess Locke – Universe
Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra – Jordan Ireland with Purple Orchestra
Jordan Rakei – Wallflower
Kasey Chambers – Dragonfly
King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Liars – TFCF
Machine Translations – Oh
Mere Women – Big Skies
Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten
Nerve Quakes – A New State
Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine

Paul Kelly

Pond – The Weather
Sampa the Great – Birds and the BEE9
The Smith Street Band – More Scared of You Than You Are of Me
Tim Rogers – An Actor Repairs
Time for Dreams – In Time
Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet
Underground Lovers – Staring at You Staring at Me
The Vampires – The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke

“The AMP is Australia’s most important music prize because it’s judged purely on artistic merit,” says nominated artist Jen Cloher. “Having been both a judge and a nominee, I’ve seen the incredible amount of thought that goes into selecting the shortlist. Anyone who lands on there can be assured that it’s no accident. Australians are making some of the best music in the world at the moment. $30,000 can go a long way towards touring and recording your next album – another important reason to get behind the AMP!”

The 13th AMP shortlist will be announced in late January, before the winner is announced in early March.