THE SHORTLIST for this years Mercury Prize has been announced.
This year’s nominations include electronic music royalty Aphex Twin, Glastonbury headliner Florence and the Machine, indie newcomers Wolf Alice and singer-songwriter Soak.
Former bookies favourites to win the award, Everything Everything, are notably absent from the shortlist, along with such acts as Laura Marling and Sleaford Mods, as well as last years winners Young Fathers.
Previous winners of the award include James Blake, Alt-J and PJ Harvey. The ceremony will be held on November 20th and the shortlist can be viewed in full below.
Aphex Twin – Syro
Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool
Roisin Murphy – Hairless Toys
C Duncan – Architect
Eska – Eska
Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
Jamie XX – In Colour
Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Slaves – Are You Satisfied
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