The 12 months’s award can be handed out at a reside ceremony on the Eventim Apollo in London on September 9.
The one earlier Mercury Prize profitable act on this 12 months’s checklist is Wolf Alice, who won the 2018 prize for second album ‘Visions Of A Life’ and are again once more with latest third album ‘Blue Weekend’.
See the complete checklist of Mercury Prize nominations for 2021 under:
Arlo Parks – ‘Collapsed in Sunbeams’
BERWYN – ‘DEMOTAPE/VEGA’
Black Nation, New Highway – ‘For The First Time’
Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’
Floating Factors, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Guarantees’
Ghetts – ‘Conflict of Interest’
Hannah Peel – ‘Fir Wave’
Laura Mvula – ‘Pink Noise’
Mogwai – ‘As the Love Continues’
Nubya Garcia – ‘SOURCE’
SAULT – ‘Untitled (Rise)’
Wolf Alice – ‘Blue Weekend’
In a joint assertion, the Mercury Prize judges, who embrace final 12 months’s winner Michael Kiwanuka alongside Anna Calvi, Annie Mac, Jamie Cullum and extra, stated: “It’s testomony to the power of British music that, throughout a 12 months which noticed musicians face the hardest challenges of their lives, so many exceptional albums got here out nonetheless.
“There was a humiliation of riches for this 12 months’s Hyundai Mercury Prize judges to select from, however the closing twelve present how numerous, vibrant and far-reaching British music continues to be. Selecting one winner out of twelve albums that deliver a lot hope for the long run can be a problem certainly.”
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