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Mercury Prize Nominees Include Damon Albarn, fka Twigs, Royal Blood

damon albarn fka twigs mercury prize nominations

The Mercury Prize remains one of the U.K.’s most prestigious music awards. This year’s nominees reflect the country’s diverse, ever-changing aural landscape with artists including Damon Albarn (for his April solo release, Everyday Robots) and the pristine queen of vogueing, fka Twigs, for her LP1. Newcomers Royal Blood find themselves on the list for the first time with their debut album, and Bombay Bicycle Club’s rollicking So Long, See You Tomorrow also scored a nomination. Also, Afro-Scottish art-rap crew Young Fathers, a SPIN favorite, made the cut. Check out the entire list below.

Anna Calvi, One Breath 
Bombay Bicycle Club, So Long, See You Tomorrow
Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
East India Youth, Total Strife Forever
FKA twigs, LP1
GoGo Penguin, v2.0 
Jungle, Jungle 
Kate Tempest, Everybody Down
Nick Mulvey, First Mind
Polar Bear, In Each and Every One
Royal Blood, Royal Blood
Young Fathers, Dead