A.B. Original Keep Crushing It, Secure The $30K Australian Music Prize


A.B. Original have secured the 2017 Australian Music Prize for their cracker debut album Reclaim Australia, adding a pretty swish $30,000 cheque to the heaps of praise thrown at the incendiary record. 

The act beat out efforts by The Avalanches, Camp Cope, D.D. Dumbo, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Olympia, The Peep Tempel, and previous winners Big Scary.

Obviously, the quality of their politically charged tunes speaks for itself, but if watching the group beat rusted-on Aussie music legends The Avalanches and Nick Cave doesn’t convince you of the group’s merit, we quite simply don’t know what to tell ya.

MCs Briggs and Trials now join the ranks of Courtney Barnett, Remi, and Hermitude as winners of the prize, which is judged by a slew of Aussie music industry heavy-hitters. Nice.

The win also marks the first time an Indigenous act has taken the prize, and Briggsy himself was chuffed ’bout it.