2018 CORNER AWARD SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
The Corner Hotel is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Corner Award. A small group of industry experts came together earlier in the year to compile a longlist of artists kicking goals and representing the unique contributions that contemporary artists are making to a broad spectrum of genres across the country.
The Corner Award was launched in 2016 as a way to celebrate great Australian artists who are breaking the mold and doing exciting things with their music. The Corner is now proud to unveil the seven artists that they’ve deemed to be going above and beyond.
AMYL & THE SNIFFERS (VIC)
With their energetic live shows, unforgettable mullets and brazen lyrics, punk rockers Amyl & The Sniffers are channeling 70s style and swagger. Every moment with Amyl & The Sniffers is a wild ride and they’re taking us with them, amassing a global following ready to turn it up to 11.
BAKER BOY (NT)
Raised in the remote NT communities of Yurrwi and Maningrida, 21 year-old Danzal Baker, aka Baker Boy, raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his bloodlines. Baker Boy is known as a multi-talented, multi-lingual artist, working across rap, dance, acting and graffiti, and he hopes to inspire younger generations to embrace their culture and become leaders in their communities.
G FLIP (VIC)
Multi-talented Georgia Flipo, aka G Flip, has quickly been rising through the Melbourne Indie Pop scene. Singer, songwriter, drummer and producer, her passion for music and dedication to learning and growing as an artist has seen her become an overnight success story.
HAIKU HANDS (NSW)
A celebration of female power, quirky energy, style and attitude, Haiku Hands transform the dance/electronic genres. Haiku Hands use their artistic influences and natural confidence to infuse Hip Hop, Pop and Punk into their music and drive audiences into utter pandemonium.
KARDAJALA KIRRIDARRA (NT)
Melding the contemporary with the traditional, Kardajala Kirridarra sing in both Mudburra and English, telling the story of the connection between Aboriginal women and country. The resulting songs are a powerful blend of traditional and contemporary music sung in a rarely heard but beautiful Indigenous language. The Kardajala Kirridarra women will take you on a journey through their heart songs of this beautiful desert country.
Melbourne 4-piece cosmic funk house band, Mildlife push the boundaries of jazz, psych and disco in the studio. Their performances come alive with improvisation and rhythm that you can feel to the core of your body. Combining dusty beats with smooth melodies, they create a perfect dancefloor sound.
WILLARIS. K (NSW)
Setting him apart from his counterparts is Willaris. K’s ability to combine ambient space with throbbing techno beats and create a deep, dark soundscape and a sound that’s uniquely his. His energetic sets are mesmerising, sending audiences into a trancelike state as he takes them with him through every peak and drop.