It’s that time of year again, the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012 is upon us. Besides fighting for the Album of The Year award the 12 nominated acts are also fighting for the £20,000 prize money. Only slight surprise for us is that no young British electronic musicians made the list (Rustie, Actress, or even Holy Other).
The full list of this year’s nominees is as follows:
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Django Django – Django Django
Field Music – Plumb
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?
Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own
The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
Plan B – Ill Manors
Roller Trio – Roller Trio
Jessie Ware – Devotion
The winner will be announced on November 1st.
Listen to songs from the albums on the shortlist below…