Laura Mvula

Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist Includes Laura Mvula, Foals And Disclosure

Laura Mvula, Foals, Disclosure and Laura Marling, who plays a special show for WFUV tonight at St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity, are among the 12 shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, Britain's most prestigious music award. Artists from the UK and Ireland are eligible during a release period that spanned from September 11, 2012 to September 9, 2013.

The winner, announced October 30 at a concert and ceremony at London's Roundhouse, receives a check for £20,000 (about $31,600) and often (although not always) a bold leap in album sales.

Prior winners include PJ Harvey, Arctic Monkeys, Elbow and The xx.  Last year's winners, Alt-J, play New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on September 14 and Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on September 15.

The FUV Live concert with Laura Marling will air on 90.7FM WFUV on September 30 at 9 p.m. EDT, also streaming online.

Mercury Prize 2013 Shortlist:

Arctic Monkeys, AM
James Blake,Overgrown 
Laura Marling, Once I Was An Eagle
Disclosure, Settle
Savages, Silence Yourself
David Bowie, The Next Day
Villagers, Awayland
Laura Mvula, Sing To The Moon
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Foals, Holy Fire
Rudimental, Home

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