Mercury Prize 2018 winner revealed

Congratulations to Wolf Alice for turning into this yr's winners of the celebrated Mercury Prize!

The London rock band's second album Visions of a Life was topped reside on BBC Four by Annie Mac from the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on Thursday (September 20), successful out over one of the vital star-studded teams of rivals in current reminiscence.

"Thank you a lot," singer Ellie Rowsell mentioned on stage. "This means a lot to choose this up with my three greatest mates."

[Annie Mac]

This yr's fellow nominees included Arctic Monkeys (Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino), Everything Everything (A Fever Dream), Everything Is Recorded (Everything Is Recorded) and Florence + the Machine (High As Hope).

Also up for this yr's Mercury Prize had been Jorja Smith (Lost & Found), King Krule (The Ooz), Lily Allen (No Shame), Nadine Shah (Holiday Destination), Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Who Built The Moon?), Novelist (Novelist Guy) and Sons of Kemet (Your Queen Is a Reptile).

The award is voted on by an esteemed panel of trade veterans that features a mixture of journalists, broadcasters and executives, who're requested to guage which album greatest displays traits in UK music.


Wolf Alice comply with within the footsteps of London-based singer-songwriter Sampha, who had his career-breakthrough this time final yr when he gained out over extra established Ed Sheeran, Stormzy and alt-J. Other current winners embrace Skepta, James Blake, PJ Harvey, alt-J and Benjamin Clementine.

Coverage of the Mercury Prize ceremony aired reside on Thursday night time on BBC Four.