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Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine touring, returning to the US in February (dates)

UK singer Benjamin Clementine released his soulful debut album At Least For Now earlier this year, which ended up winning the Mercury Prize last month (beating Florence + the Machine, Jamie xx, Roisin Murphy, Aphex Twin, and mo...

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2015 Mercury Prize nominees announced

The shortlist for the 2015 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced, with the following 12 albums up for this year's prize:Aphex Twin - Syro
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
C Duncan - Architect
Florence and the Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine - At Least for Now
Jamie xx - In Colour
SOAK - Before We Forgot How to Dream
Gaz Coombes - Matador
Slaves - Are You Satisf...

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Young Fathers win the Mercury Music Prize

Young Fathers @ Bowery Ballroom (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Edinburgh hip hop trio Young Fathers have taken home this year's Mercury Prize, beating out FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn, Bombay Bicycle Club, Anna Calvi & others...

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East India Youth up for Mercury Prize, playing NYC, LA & San Francisco in November (dates, streams)

East India Youth's William Doyle is an artist of two halves. On the one hand he's an emotional electronic songsmith: think a James Blake you don't want to grab by the scruff of the neck and pack off to national service...

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2014 Mercury Prize shortlist announced

The 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist has been announced and here are the 12 albums up for it:FKA twigs - LP1
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Young Fathers - Dead
East India Youth - Total Strife Forever
Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow
Anna Calvi - One Breath
GoGo Penguin - v2...

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Nosaj Thing on tour w/ James Blake (win tix to Terminal 5!)

James Blake at Treasure Island 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)

James Blake recently resumed his North American tour, which began on the west coast in October, hitting Treasure Island and other places, but was postponed for five dates so James could perform at the Mercury Prize ceremony back in his homeland of the UK...

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James Blake’s ‘Overgrown’ wins 2013 Mercury Prize

In an upset victory over oddsmakers favorites and Arctic Monkeys (and other nominees), James Blake's Overgrown has won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize...

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Kevin Shields says ‘MBV’ didn’t make Mercury Prize shortlist because the album was self-released

My Bloody Valentine @ last weekend's Berlin Fest (more by Dana Yavin)

As you may have seen, the "shortlist" nominees for the UK's prestigious Mercury Prize were announced earlier this week...

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David Bowie, Disclosure, Savages, Foals, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling & more vying for 2013 Mercury Prize

The 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist was just announced with the following 12 albums up for this year's prize:Arctic Monkeys - AM
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Foals - Holy Fire
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
James Blake - Overgrown
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Rudimental - Home
Savages - Silence Yourself
Villagers - AwaylandDavid Bowie's very Bowie-esque The Next Day seems like the one to beat...

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WATCH: Artists tell their favorite 2012 albums (Bat for Lashes pick Alt-J who pick Polica, etc)

It's that time of year already I guess. NME quizzed a whole bunch of artists about their favorite album of the year. Bat For Lashes chose Alt-J who recently won the Mercury Prize and who chose Polica as their favorite...

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