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Dave wins the Mercury Prize 2019

Dave wins the Mercury Prize 2019

The Hyundai Mercury Prize  has been awarded tonight for the best UK and Irish album of the previous year to Dave for Psychodrama.

Watch some clips of the performances and see the nominated albums below.

The bookies favourites were Little Simz and Dave while our office straw poll suggested Idles or Fontaines D.C. were in with a shout for sure.

Idles, Little Simz, Slowthai & Dave’s albums all deal extensively in social issues facing various factions of the modern British youth while Fontaines D.C were the only Irish representative and their album Dogrel drew similar parallels.

Here’s the full nomination list.

  • Anna Calvi – Hunter
  • Black Midi – Schlagenheim
  • Cate Le Bon – Reward
  • Dave – Psychodrama
  • Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
  • Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
  • IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance
  • Little Simz – Grey Area
  • NAO – Saturn
  • SEED Ensemble – Driftglass
  • The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

Wolf Alice took home last year’s award and previous winners include Sampha, The xx, Skepta, Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers, James Blake, Alt-J and PJ Harvey.

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