The long-list of nominees for the next Australian Music Prize is out.
Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are all in with a shot of taking home this year’s award, which is the Aussie equivalent to Britain's Mercury Music Prize.
The 85-strong list also features Camp Cope, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Troye Sivan, The Goon Sax, Confidence Man, Tropical Fuck Storm, Middle Kids, Jack River, Loose Tooth, and The Presets.
A shortlist of nine releases will be revealed in early 2019, ahead of the winner’s announcement in March. The winner will receive A$30,000.