The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year' contenders have been announced.
Anna Calvi, Annie Mac, Danielle Perry, Michael Kiwanuka, Will Hodgkinson and many others make up the panel of judges for this year’s prize.
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Speaking about the award, the judges said:
‘It is testament to the strength of British music that, during a year which saw musicians face the toughest challenges of their lives, so many remarkable albums came out nonetheless. There was an embarrassment of riches for this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize judges to choose from, but the final twelve show how diverse, vibrant and far-reaching British music continues to be. Choosing one winner out of twelve albums that bring so much hope for the future will be a challenge indeed’.
Find the list below:
Arlo Parks ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams‘ (pictured)
Black Country, New Road ‘For the First Time‘
Celeste ‘Not Your Muse‘
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra ‘Promises‘
Hannah Peel ‘Fir Wave‘
Laura Mvula ‘Pink Noise‘
Mogwai ‘As the Love Continues‘
Nubya Garcia ‘SOURCE‘
SAULT ‘Untitled (Rise)‘
Wolf Alice ‘Blue Weekend‘
The awards show will take place on September 9 at the Eventim Apollo.
Tope Olufemi is Mixmag’s Digital Intern, follow them on Twitter