And the Mercury Prize nominations for 2016 are…

The overall winner will be announced on 15th September.
The twelve Mercury Prize nominations have been announced for 2016.

Among those vying for the gong, are Savages, David Bowie , Radiohead, The 1975 (pictured), Bat For Lashes and Jamie Woon. The full list is as follows:

Skepta – Konnichiwa

Laura Mvula – The Dreaming Room

Anohni – Hopelessness

The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It

Savages – Adore Life

Jamie Woon – Making Time

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

Bat For Lashes – The Bride

David Bowie – Blackstar

Kano – Made in the Manor

The Comet Is Coming – Channel the Spirits

This year’s Mercury Prize will include an album voted for by the public for the first time. In a shake up to the usual process, a public vote will be held to take one of the twelve long listed albums through to a final stage of six, with a judging panel selecting the other five, and the eventual winner.

This year’s panel will include Jarvis Cocker, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell, Kate Tempest, Naughty Boy and Jamie Cullum. There’s also a new sponsor, with Hyundai taking over from Barclaycard. All six finalists and the overall winner will be announced during the Awards Show on 15th September.

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