Mercury Prize shortlist announced
This year's shortlist for the Hyundai Mercury Prize has been released.
Launched in 1992, the annual music prize intends to celebrate the best of all UK music by awarding the title of Best Album.
This year's line-up features names including: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Arctic Monkeys, among many others.
A Huge congrats to our 2018 @Hyundai_UK #MercuryPrize Shortlist! @ArcticMonkeys, @E_E_, Everything Is Recorded / @loppylugsOG, @flo_tweet, @JorjaSmith, @KingKruleST, @lilyallen, @nadineshah, @NoelGallagher, @Novelist, @sonsofkemet and @wolfalicemusic #HyundaiMercuryPrize pic.twitter.com/RaFg7RmUWi— Mercury Prize (@MercuryPrize) July 26, 2018
Sampha picked up the award last year for his concept debut album Process, whilst Skepta won in 2016 with Konnichiwa.
The winner will be announced during a prestigious ceremony which will take place on 20 September at the Eventim Apollo in London.
2018 Mercury Prize shortlist:
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Florence & The Machine – High As Hope
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
King Krule – The Ooz
Lily Allen – No Shame
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon?
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life