EDINBURGH’S Young Fathers, Royal Blood and Blur frontman Damon Albarn are among the artists nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.
Bombay Bicycle Club and East India Youth also see their records recognised. Award-winning poet Kate Tempest is also on the list for the prize that will see the winner announced on Wednesday 29th October at London’s Roundhouse.
Last year’s winner James Blake was nominated among acts including Jake Bugg and Arctic Monkeys.
Young Fathers are fresh from winning the Scottish Album of the Year award. The hip-hop act have this time been nominated for Dead, the SAY award given earlier this year was for Tape II.
The 2014 Mercury Prize albums are:
Anna Calvi One Breath
Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow
Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
East India Youth Total Strife Forever
FKA twigs LP1
GoGo Penguin v2.0
Kate Tempest Everybody Down
Nick Mulvey First Mind
Polar Bear In Each and Every One
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Young Fathers Dead