Miles Kane, James Blake and Ed Sheeran are also up for the award for best British debut album of 2011
The award, which is given to the best album released by a British artist in the previous year, will be given out on February 8 at Manchester’s HMV Ritz. The winning album will be chosen by a panel of judges that will include Muse drummer Dominic Howard, Editors’ frontman Tom Smith, Noah &The Whale singer Charlie Fink and former New Order bassist Peter Hook.
Also nominated for the award are Miles Kane, Chapel Club, James Blake, Ben Howard, Ed Sheeran, Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Scroobius Pip.
The shortlist for the accolade was drawn from an online poll of the station’s listeners. Stornoway won the award in 2011 for their debut album ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’.
The full shortlist for XFM’s New Music Award are as follows:
Beady Eye – ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’
James Blake – ‘James Blake’
Chapel Club – ‘Palace’
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
Miles Kane – ‘Colour Of The Trap’
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’
Scroobius Pip – ‘Distraction Pieces’
Ed Sheeran – ‘+’
The Vaccines – ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’