Mercury Prize 2013

  • James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize For ‘Overgrown’
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    James Blake Wins 2013 Mercury Prize For ‘Overgrown’

    The 2013 Mercury Prize winner has just been unveiled and surprisingly, the bookies’ odds-on favourites were left out in the cold with English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter James Blake taking out the title for his sophomore studio album, Overgrown. The stunning album, which spawned the singles Retrograde and Overgrown, was an outsider with odds

  • My Bloody Valentine Frontman Claims They Were “Banned” From Mercury Prize List
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    My Bloody Valentine Frontman Claims They Were “Banned” From Mercury Prize List

    The frontman of Irish shoegaze outfit My Bloody Valentine, Kevin Shields, has come out slamming the Mercury Prize, saying that his band’s record latest record, mbv, was “banned” from the competition because it was distributed independently instead of through the bigwigs like Apple and Amazon. Shields all but said the contest was only about corporate

  • Arctic Monkeys And David Bowie Lead 2013 Mercury Prize Nominations
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    Arctic Monkeys And David Bowie Lead 2013 Mercury Prize Nominations

    The 2013 nominees for the prestigious Mercury Prize have been announced, with the award that seeks to recognise “recorded music of all genres by British or Irish artists” shortlisting David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys and Laura Marling among its 12 finalists. The award, which has been running since 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards,

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