Nominations for the 2014 Mercury Prize were announced this afternoon. The ceremony is set to take place on October 29. The winner of last year’s prize was James Blake and the year before in 2012, alt-J took the honor home.
If you’re unfamiliar, get acquainted with a few of the nominees:
All of the 2014 Mercury Prize nominees are listed below.
2014 Mercury Prize Nominations:
FKA Twigs – LP1
Young Fathers – Dead
East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi – One Breath
GoGo Penguin – v2.0
Nick Mulvey – First Mind
Jungle – Jungle
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
Polar Bear – In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
Royal Blood – Royal Blood