Mercury Prize shortlist announced

By | Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Mercury Prize

The shortlist for the 2012 Mercury Prize has been announced by Lauren Laverne at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

This year, due to a shift from the usual dates of the shortlist announcement and ceremony, the shortlist takes in fourteen months of British album releases, from 12 Jul 2011 to 10 Sep 2012.

Here’s the shortlist in full:

Jessie Ware – Devotion
The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
Roller Trio – Roller Trio
Django Django – Django Django
Field Music – Plumb
Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own
Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Plan B – Ill Manors
Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

And now you can go and check if CMU Editor Andy Malt was right about his predictions for this year’s biggest contenders, here.