The nominees for the 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize have been announced, with Slowthai, Dave and The 1975 all up for the title.
At this morning’s nominations ceremony, Slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain, Cate Le Bon’s Reward and Dave’s number one album Psychodrama were the first to be announced.
Driftglass by Seed Ensemble – a ten piece band led by saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi – was the next to be announced, followed by The 1975’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
Anna Calvi’s 2018 offering Hunter, Foals’ Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 and Fontaines DC’s debut album Dogrel are also up for the prize. Read more