Alt-J drummer on this year’s Mercury nominations: ‘I’d bet on Disclosure to win’

Thom Green says the London dance duo would be a "fitting" win

Alt-J ‘s drummer Thom Green has said he would bet on Disclosure to win this year’s Mercury prize.

Alt-J won the prize in 2012 with their debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’.

Speaking to NME about his favourite to win this year, Green said that Foals were his preference because they were his friends, but that he would put his money on Disclosure.

“I would say Foals are our favourites because we like them and we’re friends with them,” he says. “But I think if it’s anybody, if I was going to bet, I’d bet on Disclosure to win it because I think they would be suitable winners. As we as a band won it last year, maybe it’s fitting that an electronic duo wins it.”

The winner of the 2014 will be revealed at a ceremony tomorrow night (October 30) at London’s Roundhouse. The announcement will be broadcast live on Channel 4 at 10pm. The event will be aired in full, featuring performances from the nominated artists, the following night on October 31.

This year the full list of nominated albums is:

Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’
David Bowie – ‘The Next Day’
Disclosure – ‘Settle’
Foals – ‘Holy Fire’
James Blake – ‘Overgrown’
Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg’
Jon Hopkins – ‘Immunity’
Laura Marling – ‘Once I Was An Eagle’
Laura Mvula – ‘Sing To The Moon’
Rudimental – ‘Home’
Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’
Villagers – ‘{Awayland}’

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