Conor Villagers: I'll Act Like A Crazy Schoolgirl If I Meet Bowie

David Bowie

Conor from Villagers has told Radio X he hopes David Bowie will make an appearance at this year's Mercury Prize.

Villagers' Awayland faces competition from The Next Day - David Bowie's first album in ten years - for the prestigious award, which will be given out at a ceremony at London's Roundhouse on October 30.

It's not certain whether the 66 year old will attend though.

"He's a genius, he's a legend. I remember I wasn't so sure when I first heard [the record] and then second, third, fourth time - wow. Songs, amazing songs. Beautiful," Conor told Radio X when the nominees were announced.

"It would be incredible. To meet Mr Bowie, I dont know what I'd do. I'd act like a crazy little schoolgirl I think. I'll dress up for the occasion."

The albums nomined for this year's Mercury Prize are:

Arctic Monkeys - AM

Foals - Holy Fire

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

Laura Mvula - Sing To The Moon

Villagers - Awayland

David Bowie - The Next Day

Savages - Silence Yourself

Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle

James Blake - Overgrown

Jon Hopkins - Immunity

Disclosure - Settle

Rudimental - Home