Mercury Prize

Foals on what to expect from “rock record” ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2’: “It completes the journey”

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has explained how the band's upcoming album 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2' will see them heading in a...

This is the shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2019

The nominees for this year's Hyundai Mercury Prize have been announced. The 2019 ceremony will take place at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London on...

Stormzy, Jorja Smith and Annie Mac head up Mercury Prize judges for 2019

The judging panel for the 2019 Mercury Prize has been revealed, and it's headed up by the likes of Stormzy, Jorja Smith and Annie...

slowthai interview: “If you have a voice and only talk about irrelevant shit, what’s the point?”

Your debut album came out earlier this month – how have you found the reaction? "It's astounding and really overwhelming. You always have thoughts of...

Fontaines D.C. live review: yes, you do need to see them ASAP

Fontaines D.C. frontman Grian Chatten doesn’t know what to do with his hands. He walks out on stage grasping the air, sparring with it,...

slowthai’s in-the-round London show is a triumphant knockout to his Brexit Bandit tour

Bodies - shirtless, contorted - slap the wooden floor and crab-walk across it. They’re clearing a space in the middle of a seething crowd....

Fontaines D.C. are the surrealist punks soundtracking an anxious generation

There’s something brewing in the Irish capital – and it's not just Guinness. Fuelled by the country’s long storied music and drinking cultures, a...

Mark, My Words: why Wolf Alice’s Mercury win sticks one to the ‘rock is dead’ bores

Historically, I wouldn’t be seen dead at the Mercury Prize ceremony. This has everything to do with my moral objections to the tokenistic, box-ticking...

Nadine Shah: ‘People need to empathise – there’s so much negativity towards refugees’

Mercury Prize nominee Nadine Shah said she wanted her 2017 album 'Holiday Destination' to "document a decline in empathy" and change people's negative perceptions...

Wolf Alice win the 2018 Mercury Music Prize

Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Music Prize for their second album, 2017's 'Visions Of A Life'. The most coveted prize in music was...
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