2018 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

2018 Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced.

Paul Nichols
  • By Paul Nichols
  • 26 Jul 2018
  • min read
The 2018 Mercury Music Prize shorltist has been announced, with five of those listed being recipients of PRS Foundation funding.

Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Everything Everything* – A Fever Dream

Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded

Florence & The Machine – High As Hope

Jorja Smith – Lost & Found

King Krule – The Ooz

Lily Allen – No Shame

Nadine Shah* – Holiday Destination

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon?

Novelist* – Novelist Guy

Sons Of Kemet* – Your Queen Is A Reptile

Wolf Alice* – Visions Of A Life

The Hyundai Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ celebrates and promotes the best of UK music recognising artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres. The shortlist was chosen by an independent judging panel who said: “This year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize celebrates albums by musicians at all stages of their careers, but with a shared belief in the importance of music for navigating life’s challenges – whether personal or political, falling in or out of love, growing up or looking back, angry or ecstatic. The music here is funny and inspiring, smart and moving. Twelve amazing albums!”

The 2018 winner will be announced on Thursday 20 September with live performances from many of the shortlisted artists.
Find out more about the awards.

*band, artist or band members funded by PRS Foundation