It’s that time of year again, when eyes are poised in London’s direction to pore over the best Britain has to offer.
This year’s selection is a predictably mixed bag with expected biggies from Jungle, East India Youth and Young Fathers sitting alongside weirder offerings from FACT fave FKA Twigs and errr, GoGo Penguin.
Yesterday, the FACT team came up with our own Mercury Prize suggestions – featuring Mogwai, Flava D, Perc and more – and it’s markedly different from the official list (although we did call FKA Twigs).
2014 Mercury Prize nominations:
FKA Twigs – LP1
Young Fathers – Dead
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi – One Breath
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Jungle – Jungle
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Royal Blood – Royal Blood