Fiona Apple, Kings Of Leon, Sufjan Stevens, Mia and Antony and the Johnsons are among the acts who will fight it out for the 2006 New Pantheon Music Prize next month (FEB06).

The honour, which is handed out in Los Angeles on 6 February (06), is given to "the most creative and artistic records of the year."

The winner will be chosen by a judging panel, which will include Beck, John Legend and Elton John.