Arctics make the shortlist for the fifth time with The Car, tying them with Radiohead as the most-nominated act in the award's 32-year history. Olivia Dean, Shygirl, RAYE and Jessie Ware headline the female contingent. Loyle Carner and J Hus both receive their second nomination, for albums that tackle perceptions of masculinity and the cycle of violence on London's streets. All in all it’s a mega line up of homegrown talent. The winner will be announced at London's Hammersmith Apollo on 7th September. We challenge you to listen to all the records by the time of the ceremony bash! Full shortlist here
Arctic Monkeys, Young Fathers and RAYE are all nominated for the 2023 Mercury Prize, which celebrates the best British and Irish albums of the year.
02, Aug, 2023