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