News Wolf Alice win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Visions of a Life’

Wolf Alice win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for ‘Visions of a Life’

Expect Camden to be painted very red this morning.

Wolf Alice are the winners of the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for Album of the Year, for that beast of a second record, ‘Visions of a Life’.

The decision was made during the event last night (20th September) at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, where many of the 12 shortlisted acts performed tracks from their respective albums.

“From an incredibly broad list of remarkable music, Wolf Alice emerged as the overall winner due to their ability to deliver an album that combines the epic and intimate in equal measure,” said the judging panel, which included musicians Lianne La Havas, Jamie Cullum and Marcus Mumford, plus DJs Clara Amfo and MistaJam among others. “It is a journey of a record – with euphoric festival anthems and moments of subtle beauty – it is an album articulated with confidence and adventure. For them, the world awaits!”.

The twelve ‘Albums of the Year’ are:

Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
Everything is Recorded - Everything is Recorded
Florence + The Machine - High as Hope
Jorja Smith - Lost & Found
King Krule - The Ooz
Lily Allen - No Shame
Nadine Shah - Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Who Built the Moon?
Novelist - Novelist Guy
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen is a Reptile
Wolf Alice - Visions of a Life

Watch Wolf Alice’s performance of ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ from last night’s show below.

Read our September 2017 cover feature with Wolf Alice here. 

For more information on this year’s Prize, head to mercuryprize.hyundai.co.uk.
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