SYDNEY band The Jezabels took out the seventh annual Australian Music Prize on Thursday for their album Prisoner.
The four-piece indie rock group won the $30,000 cash prize that accompanies the award, promising to put it towards furthering their music.
The Jezabels claimed the prize ahead of other contenders Gotye, Boy & Bear, Adalita, Abbe May, Gurrumul, Jack Ladder, The Middle East and Kimbra.
The AMP is awarded on the basis of musical excellence rather than commercial success and is now added to the album’s accolades alongside the title of Australia’s Rolling Stone “Album of the Year”.
Their album Prisoner was also nominated for ARIA and APRA awards, and single ‘Endless Summer’ featured in nineth place on Triple J’s Hottest 100 list.
Watch ‘Endless Summer’ below or catch our exclusive Australian Times video interview with the band:
Images by Australian Times photographer Justin Ng