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Arctic Monkeys, RAYE, Young Fathers & more shortlisted for the 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW

Jockstrap, Fred Again.., Olivia Dean and J Hus have also been shortlisted for the Prize this year.

Arctic Monkeys, RAYE, Fred Again.. and Young Fathers are just four of the artists shortlisted for the 2023 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW.

The twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s edition of the Mercury Prize were announced this morning (Thursday 27th July) at a launch event in London, and live on BBC Radio 6 music.

Other acts shortlisted this year include Jessie Ware, for her effervescent album ‘That! Feels Good!’, Jockstrap - who were also named DIY’s Album of 2022, natch - and newcomer Olivia Dean, for her recently-released debut ‘Messy’.

Check out the full shortlist below.

Arctic Monkeys - ‘The Car’
Ezra Collective - ‘Where I’m Meant to Be’
Fred again.. - ‘Actual Life 3 (January 1 - September 9 2022)’

J Hus - ‘Beautiful And Brutal Yard’
Jessie Ware - ‘That! Feels Good!’

Jockstrap - ‘I Love You Jennifer B’

Lankum - ‘False Lankum’
Loyle Carner - ‘hugo’

Olivia Dean - ‘Messy’

RAYE - ‘My 21st Century Blues’

Shygirl - ‘Nymph’
Young Fathers - ‘Heavy Heavy’

This year’s shortlisted albums were decided by a panel of judges that includes the likes of musicians Anna Calvi, Hannah Peel, Jamie Cullum, as well as an array of music journalists and broadcasters including 6 Music & Radio 2 Head Jeff Smith, DJ Jamz Supernova and The Times’ music critic Will Hodgkinson.

The 2023 Awards Show - where the Album of the Year will be announced - is set to take place on Thursday 7th September at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

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