Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

Mercury Prize Shortlist Revealed

The 2009 Mercury Prize Shortlist has been announced. Awarded to the British or Irish artist who succeeds in creating the Record Of The Year, the award comes with £20,000 and a heap of press. The winner will be announced at the Awards Show in September. Elbow took the crown last year.

This year's Shortlist nominees include:

Bat For Lashes
Florence and the Machine: Lungs
Bat for Lashes: Two Suns
Kasabian: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Speech Debelle: Speech Therapy
Friendly Fires: Friendly Fires
Glasvegas: Glasvegas
Lisa Hannigan: Sea Sew
The Horrors: Primary Colours
The Invisible: The Invisible
La Roux: La Roux
Led Bib: Sensible Shoes
Sweet Billy Pilgrim: Twice Born Men

[Published on: 7/21/09]

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