Wolf Alice, Jamie xx, and Florence and the Machine Are Nominated for the Mercury Prize

Acknowledged: The United Kingdom cranks out some seriously impressive musicians. Case in point, The Mercury Prize, an annual award given to the nation’s best album. They’ve got a great track record. Previous winners include alt-j, Franz Ferdinand, The xx, and James Blake.

This year’s freshly announced nominees include stateside favorites Wolf Alice, Soak, Jamie xx, Apex Twin, and Florence and the Machine. Haven’t heard of Benjamin Clementine, Gaz Coombs, C Duncan, ESKA, Ghostpoet, Róisín Murphy, or Slaves? Stay tuned: you just might after the awards ceremony Nov 20.

Wolf Alice photo by Laura Studarus.

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