Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2012 Shortlist Announced
12 September 2012, 17:57
The shortlist for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize have been announced.
Twelve albums are up for the award as the best album of the past year, including Radio X favourites The Maccabees, Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka and Lianne La Havas.
The full list is:
Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
Django Django - Django Django
Field Music - Plumb
Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
Sam Lee - Ground Of Its Own
The Maccabees - Given To The Wild
Plan B - iLL Manors
Roller Trio - Roller Trio
Jessie Ware - Devotion
The winner will be announced in a ceremony in Central London on November 1.
Last year's winner was PJ Harvey for her album Let England Shake - the only time an artist has bagged the prize twice.