Your Mercury Prize Shortlist Includes Jessie Ware


And the 2012 nominees for Britain’s fanciest music award are: Jessie Ware, Devotion; Django Django, Django Django; the Maccabees, Given to the Wild; Roller Trio, Roller Trio; Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky’s Edge; Field Music, Plumb; Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again; Ben Howard, Every Kingdon; Plan B, Ill Manners; Alt-J, An Awesome Wave; Sam Lee, Ground of Its Own; and Lianne La Havas, Is Your Love Big Enough.  If none of those names ring a bell, this is an okay place to start.