Royal Blood, FKA twigs, and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the shortlist nominees for this year’s esteemed Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The shortlist is almost an even split of old guard vs new, with seven exciting debut albums nominated by buzzed about acts including East India Youth and Jungle. The remaining five LPs belong to already
Italian-British guitar-wielding chanteuse, Anna Calvi will be making her return to Australia as a part of this year’s Vivid LIVE festival and as an extra treat for Melbourne fans, the enigmatic artist will also play an extra headlining show at the Thornbury Theatre this May. Praised by Brian Eno as “the biggest thing since Patti
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The half-Italian, half-British Anna Calvi will be visiting Australia in 2012 as part of the Laneway Festival and you’ll also be able to catch her in an intimate setting in Sydney and Melbourne. Brian Eno has called her ‘the best thing since Patti Smith’ and she has also received a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination.
This year’s nominations for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize have been announced in London, with the usual eclectic mixture of artists vying for the award, which gets announced in September.