News: Mercury Music Prize
Nominees for the 2012 gong announced
DRUM roll, if you please, for this year’s Mercury Music Prize nominations. Register your reactions over at our Facebook page. Us? Somewhere between ‘meh’ and ‘eh?’, I’d say.
Above is a picture of early faves Alt-J, on hearing news of their nomination. ‘Over the moon’, etc.
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Roller Trio - Roller Trio
Django Django - Django Django
Field Music - Plumb
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Sam Lee - Ground Of Its Own
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
Alt -J - An Awesome Wave
Plan B - Ill Manors
The winner of this year’s event, set to receive more substantial coverage on TV this year, will be announced on November 4.