Django Django featured with self titled debut.
The Mercury Music Prize nominations were announced this week.
Here’s Seeks’ rundown of another strong year of albums dominated by indie bands, singer song writers and musical débuts, the latest odds and as always I doff my cap to Mr Frith!
More after the jump…
Alt-J (∆): ‘An Awesome Wave’ – Odds 13/8
Leeds quartet and Seeks’ favourite fuse indie, folk, dance and pop sensibility. Intelligent!
Django Django: ‘Django Django’ – 4/1
Festival favourites bring colourful psychedelic pop début which defies genres. Left-field!
Richard Hawley: ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ – 11/2
Psychedelic epic love story to his late father and Sheffield. Far out!
Jessie Ware: ‘Devotion’ – 6/1
Electro-tinged collection of late-night soul and underground club culture topped off with this years finest vocal performance. Smoky!
Plan B: ‘Ill Manors’ – 12/1
Featuring the best protest song our generation and brave return to his chosen genre after commercial success. Uncompromising!
Field Music: ‘Plum’ – 14/1
Sunderland bands time signature-shifting prog rock oozing with pop sense-abilities. Fresh!
Michael Kiwanuka: ‘Home Again’ – 14/1
North Londoner’s dinner party folk-soul début elevated with superb vocal and emotion. Warm!
Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’ 14/1
Devon 25 year-old passionate and poetic take on contemporary folk. Heartfelt!
Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’ – 16/1
South Londoner singers collection of jazz-infused tracks and top production values. Warmer!
The Maccabees: ‘Given To The Wild’ – 16/1
Brighton-based indie-pop quintet’s third album bring anthemic songs with a more experimental edge to previous work. Widescreen!
Roller Trio – ‘Roller Trio’ – 25/1
The jazz pick, Leeds College of Music trio bring the funk on their self title début. Rhythmic!
Sam Lee – ‘Ground Of Its Own’ – 25/1
North Londoner tackles traditional English folk with grisly themes and gifted vocal. Adventurous!
Odd from Paddy Power as of the 113/09/2012