Here we go again.
The Mercury Prize 2018 shortlist has been announced today (July 26), with Novelist, Jorja Smith and XL Recordings founder Richard Russell’s project Everything is Recorded among those nominated for the prize this year.
They will go up against fellow nominees the Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Florence & The Machine for a chance to win the prestigious music award.
In a marked improvement from last year, female artists make up just under half of the artists nominated, with Nadine Shah and Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell totalling five female artists nominated out of the possible 12.
This year’s judging panel includes musicians Ella Eyre, Marcus Mumford and Lianne La Havas, as well as the head of 6 Music Jeff Smith and the deputy editor of the Guardian Guide Harriet Gibsone. Check out the complete shortlist of nominees below.
Mercury Prize 2018 Shortlist:
Lily Allen – No Shame
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Florence + the Machine – High as Hope
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
King Krule – The Ooz
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Jorja Smith – Lost and Found
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen is a Reptile
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life
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