The countdown is on...

The full nominations for Hyundai Mercury Prize have been announced.

This year's ceremony takes place on September 9th, with Michael Kiwanuka having scooped last year's trophy for his excellent 'KIWANUKA' full length.

As ever, the judging panel features a mix of industry experts and artists, with songwriter Hazel Wilde from last year's nominees Lanterns On The Lake amongst those taking part.

Discussing the shortlist, she labels it "powerful, refreshing, and diverse..."

Judges have deliberated, and the following shortlist for the trophy has been revealed:

Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams
Berwyn - Demotape / VEGA
Black Country, New Road - For the first time
Celeste - Not Your Muse
Floating Points - Promises
Ghetts - Conflict Of Interest
Hannah Peel - Fir Wave
Laura Mvula - Pink Noise
Mogwai - As The Love Continues
Nubya Garcia - Source
Sault - Untitled (Rise)
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend

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