Manchester band given odds of 4/1 to win prize with their album 'Get To Heaven'

Everything Everything are bookmakers’ favourites to win this year’s Mercury Prize ahead of tomorrow’s announcement of the 2015 nominees.

The 12 albums shortlisted for this year’s award will be announced on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music radio show.

Albums released by British and Irish artists in the UK between September 9, 2014 and September 25, 2015 are eligible for the prize. Ladbrokes have placed Everything Everthing as their favourites with odds of 4/1 that their album ‘Get To Heaven’ will win the prize.

However, the Manchester band will face stiff competition from Jamie xx’s album ‘In Colour’, The Maccabees’ ‘Marks To Prove It’ and Sleaford Mods’ latest effort.

Other artists bookies are tipping to potentially follow in the footsteps of previous winners such as Young Fathers, James Blake and Alt-J include Wolf Alice, Richard Dawson, Ghostpoet and Jane Weaver.

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Ladbrokes’ Mercury odds 2015:

Everything Everything – ‘Get To Heaven’ (4/1)
Jamie xx – ‘In Colour’ (7/1)
The Maccabees – ‘Marks To Prove It’ (8/1)
Sleaford Mods – ‘Key Markets’ (10/1)
Richard Dawson – ‘Nothing Important’ (10/1)
Wolf Alice – ‘My Love Is Cool’ (12/1)
Nadine Shah – ‘Fast Food’ (12/1)
Ghostpoet – ‘Shedding Skin’ (12/1)
Jane Weaver – ‘The Silver Globe’ (12/1)
LoneLady – ‘Hinterland’ (16/1)
Foals – ‘What Went Down’ (16/1)
Florence + The Machine – ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (20/1)
Young Fathers – ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’ (20/1)
Soak – ‘Before We Forgot To Dream’ (20/1)
Slaves – ‘Are You Satisfied?’ (20/1)
Dutch Uncles – ‘O Shudder’ (20/1)
LA Priest – ‘Inji’ (20/1)
Richard Hawley – ‘Hollow Meadows’ (20/1)
Alt-J – ‘This Is All Yours’ (20/1)

The shortlist is chosen by an independent judging panel which this year includes former nominees including Anna Calvi, Corinne Bailey Rae and Nick Mulvey among broadcasters, journalists and DJs.

The winner of the Mercury will be announced at a ceremony hosted by Lauren Laverne at London’s Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House on November 20.

The BBC will screen the winning ceremony again after Channel 4 broadcast the final for the previous two years.