Royal Blood, Damon Albarn Nominated For Mercury Music Prize
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Royal Blood, Damon Albarn Nominated For Mercury Music Prize

by on September 14, 2014

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Damon Albarn and Royal Blood are two of the 12 nominees for the Mercury Music Prize this year.

The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ were announced on Wednesday.

“This year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist confirms that these are fascinating times for UK music”, says Simon Frith, Chair of Judges. “There are seven outstanding debut albums here, and five records by more established artists, all pursuing exciting new directions. What most impressed the judges was the inventive passion with which musicians explore music and emotional possibilities, refusing to be pinned down by rules or genre.”

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize celebrates a year in UK music. The shortlist, chosen from an entry of over 220 albums, was announced by Alice Levine. The event was hosted by The Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

The overall winner of the 2014 Prize will be announced at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday October 29, 2014.

The 2014 Albums of the Year

One Breath – Anna Calvi
So Long, See You Tomorrow – Bombay Bicycle Club
Everyday Robots – Damon Albarn
Total Strife Forever – East India Youth
LP1 – FKA twigs
v2.0 – GoGo Penguin
Jungle – Jungle
Everybody Down – Kate Tempest
First Mind – Nick Mulvey
In Each and Every One – Polar Bear
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Dead – Young Fathers

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