With the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize being more politicised than ever, Toni Stephenson takes a look at how politics and music have become increasingly intertwined over recent years.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]