Bat For Lashes, Kano and ANOHNI are among the other acts nominated.

David Bowie, Radiohead and Skepta are among those nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.

ANOHNI, Bat For Lashes, Jamie Woon and veteran grime act Kano have also been nominated alongside Savages, Laura Mvula, Michael Kiwanuka and The 1975. The Comet is Coming is this year’s only relatively unknown act on the shortlist, nominated for their jazz-rock album Channel The Spirits.

Radiohead’s nod for A Moon Shaped Pool makes them the most nominated act in the prize’s history, with five albums shortlisted. They’ve yet to win the award once.

This year’s prize will be the first to let the public have a say in which album wins. An online poll will allow fans to select the first of six finalists from the shortlist of 12, the remaining five of which are selected by the Mercury panel along with the winner at a ceremony on September 15.

The judging panel this year includes Jarvis Cocker, Jessie Ware, Jamie Cullum, 2014 nominee Kate Tempest, Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice and producer Naughty Boy.

BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, 6 Music head Jeff Smith, Clara Amfo, Q, Kerrang! and Mojo editor-in-chief Phil Alexander, The Times critic Will Hodgkinson and The Guardian’s Harriet Gibsone are among the critics and broadcasters making up the panel.

Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, Róisín Murphy, Ghostpoet and Gaz Coombes were among those nominated for last year’ prize, which was won by relatively unknown artist Benjamin Clementine.

Mercury Prize 2016 Shortlist:

ANOHNI – Hopelessness
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
David Bowie – Blackstar
Jamie Woon – Making Time
Kano – Made In The Manor
Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Savages – Adore Life
Skepta – Konnichiwa
The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep…
The Comet Is Coming – Channel The Spirits



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