Mercury Prize 2018 Wolf Alice, Jorja Smith & Arctic Monkeys among shortlist for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize

Wolf Alice by Phil Smithies

Novelist, Florence + The Machine, Lily Allen and more are also up for the legendary gong, announced in September.

It’s that time again! Albums have been listened to, votes have been cast and the nominees have been announced: Wolf Alice, Jorja Smith, Arctic Monkeys and Novelist are some of the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize.

Other artists given the nod this year include Everything Everything, Lily Allen, Florence + The Machine and Nadine Shah.

This year’s set of shortlisted albums was decided by a judging panel which featured the likes of Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford, Ella Eyre and Lianne La Havas.

The ceremony for this year’s Prize - which was won by Sampha last year - is set to take place on 20th September at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, and you can check out the full list of nominees below.

Arctic Monkeys - ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Everything Everything - ‘A Fever Dream’

Florence + The Machine - ‘High As Hope’

Jorja Smith - ‘Lost & Found’

Lily Allen - ‘No Shame’

Nadine Shah - ‘Holiday Destination’

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - ‘Who Built The Moon?’

Novelist - ‘Novelist Guy’

Richard Russell - ‘Everything Is Recorded’

Sons of Kemet - ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’

Wolf Alice - ‘Visions of a Life’

King Krule - ‘The OOZ’

For more information on this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize, head to

The 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show is on Thursday 19th September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. It will feature live performances from many of the shortlisted artists.

Watch live on BBC Four at 9pm on 19th September.

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