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Mercury Prize

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Posted on Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 15:20

It's that time again! That point of the year where we all gather round our radios to find out the 12 brilliant albums nominated for the Mercury Prize. We're taking a look at some of the artists that made it onto 2020's shortlist!

Sports Team

You might remember that their album was in a huge chart battle with Lady Gaga earlier this year, but there's no competing with her for this prize, as Sports Team's brilliant album 'Deep Down Happy' is given the nod for Mercury Prize 2020! 

Known for their energetic live shows, the band released their debut album in June to critical acclaim, containing ace tracks such as 'Here's The Thing', 'Going Soft', and 'Fishing' that you'll have definitely heard during their regular BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music plays!

Will they take the coveted prize when the winner is announced in September? We'll find out!

Sports Team will be heading out on tour in April next year. Buy your tickets here!


Lanterns On The Lake

They're a five-piece band from Newcastle and now Lanterns On The Lake have been shortlisted for one of the biggest prizes in music! It's all for their album 'Spook the Herd' which dropped back in February, at the time it was called "a masterpiece" and it seems like the Mercury judging panel agreed!

If you're new to Lanterns On The Lake, we recommend checking out 'Every Atom', 'Baddies' and 'When It All Comes True', as well as their previous three studio albums.

Lanterns On The Lake will be live in Bristol & Nottingham next year. Buy your tickets here


Porridge Radio

I think we can all agree this band gets the award for the best name but Porridge Radio are also in contention for the Mercury Prize 2020 with their record 'Every Bad'. Originally formed in Brighton in 2015, this is the band's second album, which was shared in March with the NME giving the LP 5 stars and we wholeheartedly agree!

Make sure you check them out and give the acclaimed album a spin, in particular 'Born Confused', 'Sweet' and 'Give/Take'.

If you love the record as much as we do, you'll be glad to hear that Porridge Radio are heading out on tour next year, with shows in Nottingham, Newcastle & Leeds! Buy your tickets here.

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