Posted in music on July 21, 2009

Bat for Lashes

Mercury Prize 2009 shortlist

Florence and the Machine - Lungs
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
La Roux - La Roux
Glasvegas - Glasvegas
Speech Debelle - Speech Therapy
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires
The Horrors - Primary Colours
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew
The Invisible - The Invisible
Led Bib - Sensible Shoes
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Men
The prize, which is voted on by UK critics and members of the music industry, comes with a £20,000 award. To be eligible an album must have been released between July 2008 and July 2009 by an act from the UK or Ireland. The winner will be announced on September 8th.

Of those listed above, Bat For Lashes, Friedly Fires, La Roux, and The Horrors have NYC-area shows coming up (do any of the others?).

Last year's prize, amid a strong field of contenders, was won by Elbow for their album The Seldom Seen Kid. That band's performance and award acceptance from the 2008 ceremony, below...

Elbow The Loneliness Of A Tower Crain Driver & winning Mercury Prize

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Comments (22)

Cop a squat, Batty!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:52 PM

Bat for Lashes..it doesn't get any hotter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:52 PM

Altogether New England: "MEH-cury Prize"

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:53 PM

"Bat for Lashes..it doesn't get any hotter."


Haha, "The Eye of the Beholder" was my favorite Twilight Episode too!

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:55 PM

er, that should read Twilight ZONE. Nothing like tripping up your own diss and making a fucking reference to glitter vampires at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 1:56 PM

The hottest thing to the Land O' Lakes squaw logo - I hope she wears that Headdress to Webster Hall on August 12th.

Posted by LandONakeds | July 21, 2009 2:00 PM

no love for Camera Obscura or God Help the Girl? tisk tisk.....

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:07 PM

It really should be the wonderful Natasha (I'm allowed to call her that, when she autographed my ticket she wrote "Love Natasha"). Being realistic I thing Florence will get it, based on the popular / music press here in the UK

Posted by catshoe | July 21, 2009 2:08 PM

Florence and the Mehchine - Lungs
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylmehum
Lisa Hannigan - Sea Meh
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Twice Born Meh

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 2:20 PM

I really like the Bat for Lashes cd, but I'm hoping the win goes to The Horrors. "Primary Colours" is the best.

Posted by Dan | July 21, 2009 2:20 PM

Love B&S, but God Help the Girl is garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:01 PM

needs more patrick wolf

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:02 PM

god she's gorgeous..
especially in person.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:18 PM

God Help the Girl is terrific. Give it another listen. "I'll Have to Dance With Cassie" is worth the purchase price alone! And the new "Funny Little Frog" is classic. Honestly... if you like B&S, I really don't know how you wouldn't like God Help the Girl. It's like Stuart Murdoch-concentrate.

Posted by wembley | July 21, 2009 3:30 PM

ITT: trolls trolling trolls

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 3:46 PM

The Horrors is kind of awesome... i have to admit it. i cant believe it- but it rocks my world. no seriously.

Posted by public school whitey | July 21, 2009 6:07 PM

id like to see her try to get away with walking down the street in that hat

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 7:10 PM

looks like she's getting ready to take a glittery diamond encrusted feather covered shit. with face paint.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 7:24 PM

so cow??!?!??

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2009 10:08 PM

The Horrors for me, best album of the year. Although yeah, new Patrick Wolf is pretty damn good

Posted by Nick | July 22, 2009 1:42 AM

Bat for Lashes is the best.

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