Mercury Awards nominees announced
Lots of debuts feature
So last night the ever mysterious Mercury judges revealed their shortlist for their top twelve albums of the year, no surprises really but we suppose there's been worse years. Most bizarrely of all, half way through the night a man from William Hill came out and read the betting odds, which is a little fishy at an announcement ceremony, but hey ho. If you like an outsider, go for Plan B who's on at 4/1.
This is the full list of nominees:
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Django Django - Django Django
Field Music - Plumb
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Plan B - Ill Manors
Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky’s Edge
Roller Trio - Roller Trio
Sam Lee - Ground of its Own
The Maccabees - Given to the Wild