After winding up a national tour with The Chats and selling out their debut release; ‘Wrong Side Of Town’ in just 24 hours, Melbourne’s ‘The Prize’ have hit the ground running. Forming in early 2021 and figuring out a way to jam and write songs in between rules and restrictions, The Prize developed a blend of power pop and rock and roll that’s equal parts brains and bravado. The joyous new 5 piece brings three guitars and five voices that harmonise together to make some of the best power pop this country has heard in years. With lead vocals primarily shared between drummer Nadine Muller and guitarist Carey Paterson, the five piece is rounded out with Joe Imfeld on guitar, Austin Haire on guitar and Jack Kong on bass. After the dust settled from the city’s miserable hiatus, The Prize Played their first show to a sold out Croxton Bandroom opening for CIVIC in November 2021. Their sound blends the hooks from The Nerves, twin rock’n’roll leads of Thin Lizzy and minor progressions of later era Flamin’ Groovies with the fullness and power of the Ramones. Setting the Ninch stage alight late on Saturday arvo, The Prize are not to be missed.