Xfm announces 'Best New Album' prize shortlist
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Having given the proles the pleasure of trimming down the original list of 32, artists and “music industry types” will chose the winner of Xfm’s New Music Award from a shortlist of ten debut records.
Set to be announced at ceremony at Koko in London on the 16th of January, the Brits only list reads thus:
Air Traffic - Fractured Life
the Enemy - We’ll Live and Die in These Towns
Frank Turner - Sleep is for the Week
Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
the Maccabees - Colour it in
the Pigeon Detectives - Wait for Me
the Twang - Love it When I Feel Like This
the View - Hats Off to the Buskers
the Wombats - Proudly Present… a Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation
"We've always known that Xfm listeners have excellent taste and here is more proof," said Xfm music chief Mike Walsh.
"This is a very strong list of 10 great British debut albums and Xfm is proud to have been associated with all of them. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the judges decide is the overall winner, it will not be an easy call".
Klaxons then, yeah?
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