The nominees for this year’s Mercury Music Prize are being unveiled on BBC 6 Music.
We’ll update this post throughout the morning. It’s a surprisingly strong start, with two FACT favourites in the mix – read Joe Muggs on the unexpected delight of Syro and check out our Beginner’s Guide to Róisín Murphy.
Róisín Murphy – Hairless Toys
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
Aphex Twin – Syro
C Duncan – Architect
Eska – Eska
Florence + the Machine – How Big How Blue How Beautiful
Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clemetine – At Least For Now
Jamie xx – In Colour
Soak – Before We Forgot How To Dream
Gaz Coombes – Matador
Slaves – Are You Satisfied?