About half an hour ago this week’s Mercury Music Prize nominees were announced. As could be expected, they included a selection of some of this year’s biggest records along with a few more obscure ones that will keep everyone guessing.
At the moment William Hill have last year’s winners Arctic Monkeys and also Amy Winehouse as joint favourites to win (at 4/1), though with the Mercury's you never know who could win. Jamie T, Amy Winehouse, Dizzee Rascall and New Young Pony Club all hail from London so it looks like it could be a good night for London's music scene...
The nominees are... *opens envelope*
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
Jamie T - Panic Prevention
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Young Knives - Voices of Animals and Men
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
Bat for Lashes - Fur & Gold
Fionn Regan - The End of History
Dizzee Rascal - Maths and English
The View - Hats off to the Buskers
Maps - We Can Create
Basuiat Strings with Seb Roachford - Basquiet Strings
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom
The Mercury Music Prize winner is announced on Tuesday 4th September at Grosvenor House Hotel.
Photo of from Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner taken from Frida Borjeson Photography's flickr stream.