Slaves, Wolf Alice, ESKA and Florence + The Machine are just a few of the 12 artists that have been nominated for this years Mercury Awards for Album of the Year. Young Fathers claimed the Mercury Prize last year for debut LP Dead. This year the bookies had announced Everything Everything to be the favourites to win the award. However, don’t rely on the bookies too much… They’ve barely been correct this year with their nomination guesses, but there will be some good competition between the artists shortlisted this year.

Here are all the nominees…

  1. Aphex TwinSyro
    2. Wolf AliceMy Love Is Cool
    3. Roisin MurphyHairless Toys
    4. C DuncanArchitect
    6. Florence + The MachineHow Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    7. GhostpoetShedding Skin
    8. Benjamin ClementineAt Least For Now
    9. Jamie xxIn Colour
    10. SoakBefore We Forgot How To Dream
    11. Gaz CoombesMatador
    12. SlavesAre You Satisfied?

Words by Lydia Smedley 

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