The 2018 Mercury Music Prize shorltist has been announced, with five of those listed being recipients of PRS Foundation funding.
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything* – A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Florence & The Machine – High As Hope
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
King Krule – The Ooz
Lily Allen – No Shame
Nadine Shah* – Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon?
Novelist* – Novelist Guy
Sons Of Kemet* – Your Queen Is A Reptile
Wolf Alice* – Visions Of A Life
The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrates and promotes the best of UK music recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres. The shortlist was chosen by an independent judging panel who said: “This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize celebrates albums by musicians at all stages of their careers, but with a shared belief in the importance of music for navigating life’s challenges – whether personal or political, falling in or out of love, growing up or looking back, angry or ecstatic. The music here is funny and inspiring, smart and moving. Twelve amazing albums!”
The 2018 winner will be announced on Thursday 20 September with live performances from many of the shortlisted artists.
Find out more about the awards.
*band, artist or band members funded by PRS Foundation