Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist nominees revealed

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The Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist nominees have been revealed including Aphex Twin, Wolf Alice and Florence and the Machine.

The Mercury Prize 2015 nominees have been revealed with several surprises on a hugely diverse shortlist. The winner will be selected from the 12 nominees, who were revealed live on Lauren Laverne‘s morning show on BBC 6 Music, and will be announced at a ceremony on November 20. The judges for this years prize include the chairman of the award Simon Frith, XFM’s John Kennedy, NME‘s Greg Cochrane plus musicians Anna Calvi and Nick Mulvey.

Former winners of the Mercury Prize include Young Fathers, James Blake and Alt-J.

Take a look at Getintothis HQ’s writer’s picks for Best Albums of 2015 so far – and listen to the playlist

Gaz Coombes at Sound City 2015

Gaz Coombes at Sound City 2015

The Mercury Prize 2015 shortlist is as follows:

Aphex Twin: Syro

Read Jonny Davis‘ feature on the genius of Aphex Twin and his album Syro

Benjamin Clementine: At Least For Now

C Duncan: Architect

EskaEska

Read Shaun Ponsonby‘s preview of Eska’s headline slot at Liverpool SoulFest

Florence and the Machine: How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Gaz Coombes: Matador

Read Adam Lowerson‘s review of Gaz Coombes at Sound City 2015

Ghostpoet: Shedding Skin

Read Patrick Clarke’s review of Ghostpoet’s Kazimier show

Jamie xx: In Colour

Read Stephanie Heneghan’s review of Jamie xx at the Shipping Forecast

Róisín Murphy: Hairless Toys

Slaves: Are You Satisfied?

Read Vicky Pea‘s review of Slave‘s set at the Shipping Forecast

SOAK: Before We Forgot How To Dream

Wolf Alice: My Love Is Cool

Read Joshua Gorman‘s review of Wolf Alice at Liverpool Sound City

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