The shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize have just been announced.
The list includes a bunch of obscure artists, which you may not have heard of before reading this. The most notable inclusions include Anna Calvi and Bombay Bicycle Club. The winner will be announced on October 29.
Below are the acts who made the cut:
Young Fathers, Dead
Damon Albarn, Everyday Robots
Kate Tempest, Everybody Down
Anna Calvi, One Breath
Bombay Bicycle Club, So Long, See You Tomorrow
FKA Twigs, LP1
East India Youth, Total Strife Forever
Royal Blood, Royal Blood
Nick Mulvey, First Mind
Go Go Penguin, v 2.0
Polar Bear, In Each And Everyone