The Australian Music Prize adds Grand Salvo to shortlist, and to AMP ALIVE line up

The Coopers AMP are pleased to welcome Grand Salvo to the Australian Music Prize shortlist and joins Urthboy, Hermitude and Jess Ribeiro and The Bone Collectors on the first AMP Alive line up.

With a revered back catalouge, Paddy Man (Grand Salvo) extends himself once again with 'Slay Me In My Sleep' - a work largely recorded and co-produced in Berlin by composer Nils Frahm. Set to expansive and joyous instrumentation, the album depicts a tale of strange love with vivid detail, whimsy and beauty, in true Grand Salvo fashion. It's a story that has pricked the ears and hearts of The Coopers Amp Judges and is now recieiving recognition through the prize. 

'Slay Me In My Sleep' is one of nine albums that will be shortlisted for the 8th Australian Music Prize . With Urthboy (Smoky's Haunt), Hermitude (Hyper Paradise) and Jess Ribeiro and The Bone Collectors (My Little River) already announced.  The remeaining 5 albums will be announced at the AMP alive event at Federation Square on Friday February 1.

Hosted by Clare Bowditch and Kevin Mitchell, the event is free and open to the public, thanks to the support of City of Melbourne and Federation Square.

Alive will see performances from each of the shortlisted artists that have already been announced. On the day there will also be a surprise live appearance from one of the yet to be revealed shortlisted acts. More information on the event is here.

The winner of the Coopers AMP, and the $30,000 prize money courtesy of principal partner PPCA, will be crowned in March. For more informaiton on the award head to

Colin McAlpine