So it’s that time of year again… no not Christmas, it’s only just September people, jeez.
No it’s Mercury Prize Album of the Year time again, the huge event in the music industry calender that celebrates the best in UK music of the past twelve months. This year’s shortlist doesn’t disappoint, chosen from an entry of over 220 albums, there’s a few surprises (GoGo Penguin anyone?) and a wonderful mix of both unknown and established artists. It’s great to see some LOTI favourites on there too.
Here’s the shortlist:
Anna Calvi – One Breath
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
FKA twigs – LP1
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Jungle – Jungle
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Young Fathers – Dead
The overall winner of the 2014 prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 29 October 2014.