The Mercury Prize has always been seen to represent the underdawgs of the scene – giving us all a welcome breather from the heavy breathing, out of shape mess that is the Brit Awards or other big commercial ceremonies of money.
Wahay though – look at this list! Alt J isn’t on there! For the first time in ages. Money is on David Bowie who was given a posthumous nomination for the first time ever – Radiohead also on there also great to see Skepta and Kano the Grime Dons getting a nod.
Full list below.
- Anohni – Hopelessness
- Bat For Lashes – The Bride
- David Bowie – Blackstar
- Jamie Woon – Making Time
- Kano – Made In The Manor
- Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
- Michael Kiwanuka – Love and Hate
- Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
- Savages – Adore Life
- Skepta – Konnichiwa
- The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep…
- The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits