A.B. Original have won this year’s AMP Award
Aussie hip hop agitators A.B. Original are $30,000 richer today after taking out the 12th Australian Music Prize for their debut record Reclaim Australia.
The duo, made up of Briggs and Trials, released the record in November. It debuted at number ten on the ARIA charts in its first week of release. It features guest spots from the likes of Dan Sultan, Thelma Plum, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Archie Roach.
The duo then set out on the Laneway Festival around Australia in January and blew minds with their hugely powerful, energetic, yet completely inclusive live show.
The record beat out other shortlisted contenders The Avalanches, Big Scary, Camp Cope, D.D Dumbo, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Olympia and The Peep Tempel.
The AMP is judged by a panel of experts including musicians, media and retailers. Past winners include The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Courtney Barnett and Big Scary.