The Mercury Music Prize Winner 2012 Is…

Well, we don’t know yet. The winner of the Mercury Music Prize 2012 isn’t announced till the 1st November. You all knew that already right? Or perhaps we fooled you in the way that over lunch you might point out the window and shout; ‘Look, bear!’ so that you can steal your eating companions cheese sandwich.

How do we think will win? No idea. Every year I have my favourite and they NEVER win. Certainly my fav on this list is Alt J but the bookies seem to going for Richard Hawley. We’ll see.

Anyways, in the meantime how about we do a quick rundown of the runners and riders:

Alt J – An Awesome Wave

We reviewed An Awesome Wave back in May.

Listen to Tessellate:

You can get An Awesome Wave on CD from Amazon on Vinyl from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Django Django – Django Django

Read a great review of the album on Consequence of Sound.

Listen to Hail Bop:

You can get Django Django’s self titled album on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Field Music – Plumb

Read all about it on the 405.

Listen to (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing:

Buy Plumb by Field Music on CD from Amazon, on Vinyl from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Read a review over at The Line Of Best Fit.

Listen to Leave Your Body Behind You:

Get Standing at the Sky’s Edge by Richard Hawley on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Ben Howard – Every Kingdom

We reviewed Every Kingdom back in October last year.

Listen to a snippet of Keep Your Head Up:

Every Kingdom not in your collection? Get in on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes


Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

We first wrote about Michael Kiwanuka here.

Listen to Any Day Will Do Fine:

Get Home Again by Michael Kiwanuka on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Lianne La Havas – Is Your Love Big Enough?

Read up over on the SFCritic.

Listen to a clip of They Could Be Wrong:

Buy Lianne La HavasIs Your Love Big Enough? on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes


Sam Lee – Ground of its Own

Read a review over on The Line Of Best Fit.

Listen to The Ballad of George Collins:

Buy Ground of it’s own by Sam Lee on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

The Maccabees – Given to the Wild

We wrote about The Maccabees back in November last year.

Watch Pelican:

Buy Given to the Wild by The Maccabees on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Plan B – Ill Manors

Read a review over on Louder Than War.

Watch here:

Get Ill Manors on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes

Roller Trio – Roller Trio

Read a review of Roller Trio on The Jazzman.

Listen to A Dark Place To Think:

Buy Roller Trio on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes


Jessie Ware – Devotion

We wrote about Jessie Ware back in July.

Watch Running:

Get Devotion by Jessie Ware on CD from Amazon or on MP3 from iTunes
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