London Grammar favourites to win Mercury Prize ahead of shortlist announcement

Trio tipped to win prize with their debut album 'If You Wait'

London Grammar favourites to win Mercury Prize ahead of shortlist announcement

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London Grammar have been named as early favourites to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013 ahead of the shortlist being announced later this week.

The shortlist will be revealed by Lauren Laverne at The Hospital Club in London at 5.30pm [BST] on September 11, with television coverage of the event to be broadcast the following night on Channel 4. Bookmakers Paddy Power have installed London Grammar, who released their debut album 'If You Wait' today (September 9) as favourites to win ahead of albums by Laura Marling, Foals and David Bowie.

Other artists tipped for prize by the bookmakers, and therefore considered likely to appear on the shortlist when it is announced on Wednesday, include Steve Mason, Savages, Disclosure and Primal Scream.

The winner of the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Prize will be decided and announced at London's Roundhouse on October 30. Alt-J won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in 2012 when their album 'An Awesome Wave' was picked from a shortlist that included albums by Jessie Ware, Ben Howard, Django Django and The Maccabees.

Paddy Power's Mercury Prize 2013 odds are as follows:

London Grammar - 'If You Wait' - 15/8
Laura Marling - 'Once I Was An Eagle' - 4/1
Steve Mason - 'Monkey Minds in the Devils Time' - 4/1
Foals - 'Holy Fire' - 4/1
David Bowie - 'The Next Day' - 9/2
Savages - 'Silence Yourself' - 8/1
Disclosure - 'Settle' - 8/1
Primal Scream - 'More Light' - 14/1
Chvrches - 'The Bones of What you Believe' - 16/1
Daughter - 'If You Leave' - 20/1
Tom Odell - 'Long Way Down' - 20/1
These New Puritans - 'Field of Reeds' - 20/1
King Krule - '6 Feet Beneath the Moon' - 20/1
Peace - 'In Love' - 20/1
Outfit - 'Performance' - 20/1
Everything Everything - 'Arc' - 25/1
Laura Mvula - 'Sing to the Moon' - 28/1
Biffy Clyro - 'Opposites' - 33/1
Goldheart Assembly - 'Long Distance Song Effects' - 33/1
Hurts - 'Exile' - 33/1
I Am Kloot - 'Let it All In' - 33/1
The Joy Formidable - 'Wolf’s Law' - 33/1
Nadine Shah - 'Love Your Dum and Mad' - 33/1
Public Service Broadcasting - 'Inform Educate Entertain' - 33/1
Miles Kane - 'Don’t Forget Who You Are' - 33/1
Suede - 'Blooodsports' - 40/1
New Order - 'Lost Sirens' - 40/1
Stereophonics - 'Graffiti On The Train' - 40/1
Noah & The Whale - 'Heart of Nowhere' - 40/1
Goldfrapp - 'Tales of Us' - 50/1
Bullet For My Valentine - 'Temper, Temper' - 50/1
Alice Russell - 'To Dust' - 50/1
DjRUM - 'Seven Lies' - 50/1
Johnny Marr - 'The Messenger' - 50/1
Example - 'The Evolution of Man' - 50/1
The Courteeners - 'ANNA' - 80/1

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