Mercury Music Prize 2012

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!

Like this? Try JimDoes.

Django Django: ‘Django Django’ – 4/1

Festival favourites bring colourful psychedelic pop début which defies genres. Left-field!

Like this, try Rich Martins Manifesto.

Richard Hawley: ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’ – 11/2

Psychedelic epic love story to his late father and Sheffield. Far out!

Like this, try The Antiswarm.

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!

Like this, try Rudyard.

Plan B: ‘Ill Manors’ – 12/1

Featuring the best protest song our generation and brave return to his chosen genre after commercial success. Uncompromising!

Like this, try The DNR Collective

Field Music: ‘Plum’ – 14/1

Sunderland bands time signature-shifting prog rock oozing with pop sense-abilities. Fresh!

Like this, try Nick Armstrong’s show.

Michael Kiwanuka: ‘Home Again’ – 14/1

North Londoner’s dinner party folk-soul début elevated with superb vocal and emotion. Warm!

Like this, try Sack Of Soul.

Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’ 14/1

Devon 25 year-old passionate and poetic take on contemporary folk. Heartfelt!

Like this, try Music Musica.

Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’ – 16/1

South Londoner singers collection of jazz-infused tracks and top production values. Warmer!

Like this, try Charlotte Livingstone’s show.

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!

Like this, try Kate Dunn’s show.

Roller Trio – ‘Roller Trio’ – 25/1

The jazz pick, Leeds College of Music trio bring the funk on their self title début. Rhythmic!

Like this, try Third Light Home.

Sam Lee – ‘Ground Of Its Own’ – 25/1

North Londoner tackles traditional English folk with grisly themes and gifted vocal. Adventurous!

Like this, try The County Line.




Odd from Paddy Power as of the 113/09/2012