Royal Blood, FKA twigs and Jungle are the standout names in the list of of twelve albums announced for this year’s Mercury Prize.
2014’s Albums of the Year were listed in a ceremony hosted by Alice Levine at The Hospital Club in London’s Covent Garden.
Chart-toppers Royal Blood are in there with their self-titled album, with East India Youth’s ‘Total Strife Forever’, FKA twigs’ ‘LP1’ and Jungle’s self-titled album also in the running.
Damon Albarn, Nick Mulvey and Bombay Bicycle Club have also been given nods, alongside the lesser known Go Go Penguin.
The final winner will be announced at London Roundhouse on 29th October. Royal Blood and Damon Albarn are the early favourites with odds of 4/1.
Mercury Prize 2014 nominees:
Young Fathers - Dead
FKA twigs - LP1
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi - One Breath
Nick Mulvey - First Mind
Go Go Penguin - v2.0
Jungle - Jungle
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Polar Bear - In Each and Every One
Kate Tempest - Everybody Down
Royal Blood - Royal Blood