Congratulations are in order, as the nominees for the UK’s 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize have just been announced! The full nominee’s list is as follows:
* Bat For Lashes â€“ Two Suns
* Florence and the Machine â€“ Lungs
* Friendly Fires â€“ Friendly Fires
* Glasvegas â€“ Glasvegas
* Kasabian â€“ West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
* La Roux â€“ La Roux
* Led Bib â€“ Sensible Shoes
* Lisa Hannigan â€“ Sea Sew
* Speech Debelle â€“ Speech Therapy
* Sweet Billy Pilgrim â€“ Twice Born Men
* The Horrors â€“ Primary Colours
* The Invisible â€“ The Invisible
This is a personal toughie, considering not one but two of my favorite acts are up against each other for the prize. It’s nothing too upsetting–as long as Florence or Natasha nab the crown, I’ll be a happy camper.
The winner will be announced on September 8.