The Mercury Prize shortlist has just been announced in London. This is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Here at Selector towers, we are delighted to see that the list contains many albums by artists we have supported on the show. The winning album will be announced live at a ceremony held in the BBC Radio Theatre in Central London, on the 20th November.
The full list of nominees:
Aphex Twin - Syro
Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
Gaz Coombes - Matador
C Duncan - Architect
Eska - Eska
Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Ghost Poet - Shedding Skin
Jamie xx - In Colour
Roisin Murphy - Hairless Toys
Slaves - Are You Satisfied
Soak - Before We Forgot How To Dream
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
As well as playing tracks from many of these albums, we have recently had lovely live sessions from C Duncan
. Why not take a listen and hear what the fuss is all about?