Mercury Music Prize Nominations Announced Tomorrow!

The prestigious Mercury Music Prize contenders will be announced tomorrow afternoon at 5:30pm by Alice Lavine at The Hospital Club in London. Television coverage will be broadcast on Channel 4 by Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw. Previous winners include James Blake, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys and Alt-J.

So who could be in the running for the prize? Let's have a look shall we?

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'

It'll be the first time the boys get nominated for the award. This album shows exactly how diverse Bombay Bicycle Club can be.

EAST INDIA YOUTH - 'Total Strife Forever'

A storming LP with classic songwriting manipulated in to electronic soundscapes - an immersive concept of emotionally captivating work.

ELBOW - 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' 

Familiar faces to the Mercury Music Prize having won it in 2008, 'The Take Off and Landing of Everything' sees Guy Garvey and co deliver another beautifully crafted album. 

COLDPLAY - 'Ghost Stories'

Also no stranger to the awards, 'Ghost Stories' is a darker more electronic return with special tracks including Jon Hopkins-produced 'Midnight' and 'Always In My Head', unfortunately let down by the formulaic Avicii collaboration 'A Sky Full of Stars'.

DAMON ALBARN - 'Everyday Robots'

The music veteran that is Damon Albarn released his first solo LP this year and took it to his headline set at Latitude. The album ventures in to Albarn's complex creativity and creates a wonderfully expressive result.

KATE TEMPEST - 'Everybody Down'

Kate is currently the bookmakers' favourite for a nomination and sees the 27 year old spoken word artist bring her gritty yet creative product to the spotlight. 


FKA Twigs' cryptic gallop to the frontline of left-field electronica was met with high critical reviews earlier this year. 

JUNGLE - 'Jungle'

The severely-hyped Jungle managed to free the pressure by delivering a consistent set of indie-funk tracks earlier this year. 

DANIEL AVERY - 'Drone Logic' 

Daniel Avery is still a relatively underground producer but 'Drone Logic' is a simplistic electronic concept but throws around many dynamics and contrasts to keep maximum interest in the sound.