July 15, 2014 17:15

Arcade Fire, Drake, Mac DeMarco make Polaris Prize shortlist

Jessy Lanza, Owen Pallett and Basia Bulat are also in the running for the Canadian music award

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, Drake and Mac DeMarco have all made the shortlist for this year's Polaris Music Prize.

A shortlist of 10 was whittled down from a 40-strong longlist ahead of the prize giving ceremony for the Canadian album award on September 22.

Previous nominees Drake and Arcade Fire lead the big names on this year's shortlist with their albums 'Nothing Was The Same' and 'Reflektor' respectively.

Singer and producer Jessy Lanza is among the first time nominees for her album 'Pull My Hair Back' while Mac De Marco's latest album 'Salad Days' is also in contention. Other artists to feature on the shortlist include Owen Pallett's 'In Conflict' and Basia Bulat's 'Tall Tall Shadow'. Scroll down for the full list.

Albums released between June 2013 and May 2014 are eligible for the award, which carries a $30,000 prize. The overall winner will be decided by a panel of jury of journalists, broadcasters and bloggers.

The Polaris Music Prize shortlist is as follows:

Arcade Fire - 'Reflektor'
Basia Bulat - 'Tall Tall Shadow'
Mac DeMarco - 'Salad Days'
Drake - 'Nothing Was the Same'
Jessy Lanza - 'Pull My Hair Back'
Owen Pallett - 'In Conflict'
Shad - 'Flying Colours'
Tanya Tagaq - 'Animism'
Timber Timbre - 'Hot Dreams'
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - 'UZU'


Previous winners of the Polaris Music Prize include Caribou (2008), Fucked Up (2009), Karkwa (2010), Arcade Fire (2011), Feist (2012) and Godspeed You! Black Emperor (2013).

Read More On This Artist

More News
Lil Wayne sued for allegedly not paying private jet fees
Plans in place for Johnny Cash's former home to become rehab centre
Apple and Beats close $3 billion deal
Foo Fighters set date for first episode of 'Sonic Highways' and new song debut
Slipknot unveil first new song in six years 'The Negative One'
Jake Bugg not a fan of Libertines reunion: 'Are they running out of money?'
The Script cite 'Mrs Brown's Boys' as influence on new album
Campaign to get Ozzy Osbourne knighted receives over 20,000 signatures
The Raveonettes announce European tour dates
Owner of Oasis-inspired kennel responds to Anaïs Gallagher's request to stop breeding dogs
Burial and The Bug contribute tracks to 'Hyperdub 10.3'
Ice Cube hints at possible NWA reunion following 'Straight Outta Compton' biopic
Jonny Greenwood's collaboration with Australian Chamber Orchestra to be revealed on European...
Jack White plays three-hour, 38-song homecoming gig in Detroit
Adele and One Direction ensure one in eight albums sold in 2013 was made by a British artist
Kings Of Leon pay thanks for 'shit free show' at scene of 2010 pigeon poo concert
Foo Fighters' London Olympic Park gig sells out
34 dead after stampede at rap gig in Guinea
The Killers tops poll of weirdest lyrics with 'Are we human? Or are we dancer?'
Kendrick Lamar-inspired film 'm.A.A.d' to premiere at Sundance event
Jackson family 'disappointed and saddened' following reports Neverland Ranch is to be sold
Hop Farm organiser Vince Power banned from staging live music events

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today