Mercury Prize 2018 music nominees revealed – Lily Allen and Arctic Monkeys enjoy nods
This year’s Mercury Prize nominees were announced this morning (Thursday July 26) with Lily Allen’s lively No Shame, Arctic Monkeys’ electric Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino and Florence + the Machine’s triumphant High as Hope in competition for the prestigious UK album award. Arctic Monkeys’ 2018 nominations make them the second most nominated act in Mercury Prize history.
Singer-songwriter Sampha's powerful debt album Process, took home last year's Mercury prize with other nominees including Ed Sheeran, Alt-j, Blossoms, Dinosaur, Glass Animals, J Hus, Kate Tempest, The xx, The Big Moon, Stormzy and Loyle Carner.
Here are this year's Mercury Prize nominations:
Lily Allen - No Shame
Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded
Florence + the Machine - High as Hope
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon?
King Krule - The Ooz
Novelist - Novelist Guy
Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
Jorja Smith - Lost and Found
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
Wolfe Alice - Visions of Life
The winner of the 2018 Mercury award will be declared Thursday September 20 at London’s Eventim Apollo theatre.
Mercury Prize nominees will perform and the awards show will be broadcast live.
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