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Music | Mercury Prize Nominees – The Rundown

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Last year, James Blake swept up the Barclaycard Mercury Prize with his hauntingly beautiful album, Overgrown. In preparation for the 2014 awards show,  In The Middle scrutinise this year’s nominees and their chances of taking centre stage at the Roundhouse on 29th October 2014.   Royal Blood – s/t: No band in … Read More

Music | Mercury Prize 2013 – James Blake

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Mercury Prize 2013 results – James Blake With such a vast pool of talent including David Bowie, Foals and The Arctic Monkeys fighting against notable new-comers Laura Mvula and Jake Bugg for this year’s Mercury Prize, it was difficult to cast any vote on a definitive winner. Although most people … Read More

Essentials shelf-stacker wins Mercury prize

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9.11.12 Four former Leeds students have hit the jackpot after scooping the prestigious Mercury music prize. Alt-J beat a number of other acts that were shortlisted, including rapper Plan B, Django Django and Jessie Ware. Joe Newman, Gwil Sainsbury, Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton started out as a small group … Read More

Blog:: Mercury Prize 2012

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  The Mercury Music Prize, held annually since 1992, is increasingly criticised as being irrelevant, elitist and unnecessary in the file-sharing age. True, some of the nominees appear to be almost deliberately obscure. for instance, there’s always one jazz at least one folk nominee. However, if the nominations merely reflected … Read More

This Week's Singles

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Shinies- ‘Ennui’  Label: Dirty Bingo Records 7/10  Words: Laura Ulanowski  After a weary and worryingly well-worn intro, it would be easy to put Shinies down as another Gaslight Anthem-style rock band. They are redeemed, however, after 26 seconds, by fuzzy, washed out harmonies – not without a nod to fellow Mancunians the … Read More

Live Review // Field Music @ Cockpit

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  Is anyone like Field Music? Do the same musical attention to detail, the clever tempo-changes and brotherly love exist elsewhere in the same way? Field Music are certainly cleverly increasing the love for key-changes we lost during episodes of the X Factor over the years, so there’s no question … Read More