Shortlisted albums

Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Jamie T, Bat for Lashes, and Maps were among those nominated for this year's UK Mercury Prize. Amy Winehouse is playing Summerstage and touring. Arctic Monkeys are playing Summerstage and touring. Jamie T played a one-off show in Brooklyn last night, and Bat For Lashes and Maps both have upcoming tour dates that I've listed below along with all the nominees...

2007 Mercury Prize Shortlist

Amy Winehouse Back to Black

Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare

Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford Basquiat Strings

Bat For Lashes Fur and Gold

Dizzee Rascal Maths + English

Fionn Regan End of History

Jamie T Panic Prevention

Klaxons Myths of the Near Future

Maps We Can Create

New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playroom

The View Hats Off to the Buskers

The Young Knives Voices of Animals and Men

Bat For Lashes - Whats a Girl To Do

Bat For Lashes - 2007 Tour Dates
Jul 23 - Maxwell's Hoboken, New Jersey (TIX)
Jul 25 - Knitting Factory New York, New York (TIX)
Jul 27 - Schuba's Tavern Chicago, Illinois
Jul 28 - 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 30 - Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, California
Jul 31 - Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Aug 11 - Field Day 2007 London, London and South East
Aug 26 - Rock en Seine Paris
Sep 1 - Connect Festival Inveraray, Scotland
Sep 2 - Electric Picnic Stradbally, Laois
Sep 9 - Bestival Isle Of Wight

Maps - Back + Forth (Live on Channel M)

Maps - 2007 Tour DAtes
Sat 09/22 - Seattle, WA KEXP Benefit – Crocodile Cafe w/ Jamie T
Mon 09/24 - San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Wed 09/26 - Los Angeles, CA Spaceland (presented by KCRW)
Fri 09/28 - New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Sat 09/29 - Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge (TIX)

photos of New Young Pony Club's last NYC show HERE. Music Snobbery's take on the list of winners HERE. Sound Bites agrees with the nomination of Maps. Arctic Monkeys won last year (too?). Antony the year before that. More about the Young Knives HERE.

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