Nominees For Mercury Prize
|Debut albums dominate this years nominees for the Mercury Prize.|
The head of the judging panel, Simon Frith, said, "This has been a rich and creative year for British and Irish music. There are seven fine debut albums on the list and five outstanding records from more established acts, all marking out new ground."
The full Mercury Prize Nominees are:
Florence & the Machines/"Lungs"
Kasabian/"West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum"
Speech Debelle/"Speech Therapy"
Friendly Fires/"Friendly Fires"
La Roux/"La Roux"
Bat For Lashes/"Two Suns"
The Horrors/"Primary Colours"
Led Bib/"Sensible Shoes"
Sweet Billy Pilgrim/"Twice Born Men"
The Invisible/"The Invisible"
Lisa Hannigan/"Sea Sew"
Favourites to win, according to the bookies, are Florence & The Machine and Kasabian but look out for Speech Debelle who is getting quite a bit of media coverage, especially on BBC radio. You can find out more about Speech, along with her videos on MySpace here.
You can get Speech Debelle's album Speech Therapy on Amazon along with all of the other nominees music.
posted by Luke Michaels at 15:19