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…
- Aphex Twin – Syro
2. Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
3. Roisin Murphy – Hairless Toys
4. C Duncan – Architect
5. ESKA – ESKA
6. Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
7. Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
8. Benjamin Clementine – At Least For Now
9. Jamie xx – In Colour
10. Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
11. Gaz Coombes – Matador
12. Slaves – Are You Satisfied?
Words by Lydia Smedley