hercury prize

  1. The shortlist of albums for the Mercury Prize has been unveiled, but who cares about that when you’ve got the Hercury Prize to vote in! Okay, so the name’s not the best, but the spirit’s there. The twelve records selected were released between June 10th 2011 and September 11th 2012, by British acts and were not chosen by the Mercury judging panel. With that out the way, here’s who you can pick from:

    • Bloc Party - Four
    • Burial - Kindred
    • The Chapman Family - Cruel Britannia
    • Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
    • The Horrors - Skying
    • Johnny Foreigner -  Johnny Foreigner Vs Everything
    • Keaton Henson - Dear…
    • Laura Marling - A Creature I Don’t Know
    • Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
    • Spectrals - Bad Penny
    • Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Trouble
    • The xx - Coexist

    You can vote through our ask box or on the poll on our Facebook page.

    The real Mercury Prize ceremony takes place on November 2nd of this Year, but no one wants to wait that long so you have until the 5th of October to choose your winner for the inaugral Hercury Prize!

    (Nope, doesn’t get any better the more you say it)