The nominations for the Mercury Music Prize are hot off the press, folks, and it’s a rum old mix as ever. They are as follows:
The Young Knives Voices Of Animals And Men’
Jamie T Panic Prevention
Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold
Klaxons Myths Of The Near Future
The View Hats Off To The Buskers
Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Basquiat Strings Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford
Dizzee Rascal Maths + English
New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playroom
Maps We Can Create
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Fionn Regan The End Of History.
Current odds after Mike Diver scarpered quick-sharp down the bookies are looking like this: Arctic Monkeys / Amy Winehouse 4-1, Klaxons / The View 8-1, Dizzee Rascal / Jamie T 8-1, 8-1, Bat For Lashes / The Young Knives / Fionn Regan 10-1, and the rest... 12-1.
Sam Strang is tipping Klaxons at 8/1 or Bat For Lashes at 10/1 – what do you think? Any glaring omissions this year? Howlers, etc?