Alt-J Win 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

For their 'An Awesome Wave' album
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Alt-J have been announced winners of the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their 'An Awesome Wave' album.

Read Clash's review of Alt-J's 'An Awesome Wave' album here.

The 2012 Mercury Prize introduced a series of free 'Albums Of The Year Live' gigs featuring some of the bands and artists nominated with donations encouraged from gig-goers for the War Child charity.

The full list of this year's nominees were:
 
Richard Hawley 'Standing at the Sky's Edge'
Field Music 'Plumb'
The Maccabees 'Given to the Wild'
Plan B 'Ill Manors'
Lianne La Havas 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'
Jessie Ware 'Devotion'
Alt-J 'An Awesome Wave'
Roller Trio 'Roller Trio'
Michael Kiwanuka 'Home Again'
Sam Lee 'Ground of its Own'
Django Django 'Django Django'
Ben Howard 'Every Kingdom'
 
Previous winners of the prize include PJ Harvey, for her 'Let England Shake' album, in 2011 and Primal Scream, for 'Screamadelica', at the inaugural 1992 awards.

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