Mercury Music Prize

Our Guide To This Year's Mercury Music Prize Nominations

15th September 2014 -

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The 24th edition of the annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize is due to be held on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.Last week we brought you our analysis of who we thought would make the dozen-strong...

East India Youth is Smart Bet For 'Mercury Music Awards' 2014

11th September 2014 -

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The debut solo album from Damon Albarn has been nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2014. The list of nominees - better than last year but still mostly uninspiring - also includes Kate Tempest,...

Our Picks For The Mercury Nominations

9th September 2014 -

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The nominations for the Mercury Music Prize are set to be announced tomorrow afternoon. Twelve artists who have released albums between 10 September 2013 and 8 September 2014 will be selected by the panel of...

Halt-J? No Way - Mercury Winners Alt-J Will Continue Despite Gwil Sainsbury Exit

13th January 2014 -

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In an unexpected shakeup of one of 2013’s most talked-about bands, Gwil Sainsbury left Alt-J following their Mercury win; but that doesn’t mean the end for the now-three-piece formed in Leeds back in 2007, as...

Is Laura Mvula The Winner of The Mercury Music Prize 2013?

30th October 2013 -

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Laura Mvula's debut albumSing To The Moon, one of the contenders for the BBC Sound of 2013 title, could claim a far more lucrative and career-defining prize at London's Roundhouse tonight.Laura Mvula Is The Favourite...

"God Help Them" - Is Kevin Shields Right About The Mercury Music Prize?

13th September 2013 -

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Kevin Shields, the singer and guitarist with the influential shoegaze band My Bloody Valentine, has accused the Mercury Music prize of "banning" his band's music from consideration for the award. Sheilds' band were left off...

To No One's Surprise, Alt-J Win The Mercury Prize!

1st November 2012 -

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Congrats to the Scotch quartet, Alt-J! The alternative indie act have pretty much been the favourite for the prize since the nominations were released, and now they have proven all their backers right. Despite having...

A Brief Run Down of The Mercury Prize Favourites

31st October 2012 -

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The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

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