Mercury Prize Articles
The Mancunion’s Music Section pick their Mercury Prize winners
With Tuesday’s Mercury Prize ceremony boasting a plethora of magnificent albums, the Mancunion’s Music Section have picked their winners
Wolf Alice reach new heights on kaleidoscopic third album ‘Blue Weekend’
Following their Mercury Prize-winning magnum opus Visions of a Life was never going to be an easy feat. But Wolf Alice have once again surpassed themselves with third album Blue Weekend. Here the London 4-piece blend dream pop and shoegaze with indie, folk, and punk rock, creating a kaleidoscopic collection of musings on love, fame, […]
Rina Sawayama – A shining light in the global pandemic
Frankie Golding reviews Sawayama the 2020 album following Rina Sawayama’s recent sucess bringing inclusivity to the BRIT awards and Mercury Prize.
Live Review: Mura Masa at Warehouse Project
Bella Fleming reviews Mura Masa’s upbeat set at the Warehouse Project, including a disappointing set from Black Midi, and the real star of the night Nao
Opinion: Slowthai’s Mercury Prize stunt cements him as a protest icon for the ages
George Walker argues that Slowthai encapsulates the vast majority of a disaffected youth better than many who’ve tried before him
The Hyundai Mercury Prize Debate: was Dave’s Psychodrama the rightful winner?
Your music editors tell you all you need to know about this year’s Mercury Prize winner and who they thought deserved the win
Live: PJ Harvey
A sinister, enthralling set from the award-winning singer proves PJ Harvey’s worth as one of contemporary music’s greatest assets, writes Jack Ashworth
Interview: The Maccabees
Matthew Staite speaks to Felix White of the Maccabees about new album Marks To Prove It, returning to the live scene, and how releasing new music is still a nervous affair
Opinion: Difficult Second Album Syndrome – The Myth, The Mystery And The Mercury Prize
Stephen Miller asks whether a sophomore slump really does spell disaster for new acts
Opinion: Is the Mercury Prize worth winning?
Matt Byrne considers whether the prize that declares itself the musical equivalent of the Turner award for art, and the Booker prize for literature is worthy of such a claim.
Interview: Portico Quartet
Jamie Bulman speaks to Portico Quartet saxophonist Jack Wyllie about sub-frequencies, Roman amphitheatres and being ‘that hang band’…