Hermitude Heads the world over rejoice, as their boys (@HermitudeMusic) take out The Coopers 2012 Australian Music Prize. Meaning they just took home a $30,000 (hopefully novelty size) cheque; meaning that if you do know Luke Dubs or Elgusto personally at all, now is the time to hit them up for loans and/or ponies.
Proof that you cannot, in fact, judge an album by its cover, their fourth studio album ‘HyperParadise’ took out album of the year over the other nine shortlisted artists (chosen from more than 300 artist albums): Flume (Flume), Tame Impala (Lonerism), The Presets (Pacifica), Grand Salvo (Slay Me In My Sleep), Jess Ribeiro & The Bone Collectors (My Little River), Liz Stringer (Warm In The Darkness), Daily Meds (Happy Daze) and Urthboy (Smokey’s Haunt).
Founder and Prize Director, Scott Murphy, said of the win that “this prize celebrates great Australian music and in particular originality – Hermitude is certainly original, distinctive and very deserving of The Coopers AMP.”
Well done, boys. The Milky Bars are on you!