Friday Playlist: Mercury Prize Nominees

Last week, eccentric newcomer Benjamin Clementine won the Mercury Prize, pushing his spotify plays up 500%. To think this playlist could thrust these stats even a measly 0.000000001% higher makes me happy because Clementine, with his raw voice and his quirky accent, is one of my favourites at the moment. It’s not all about him, though, as this year’s Mercury Prize nominees also all feature in today’s selection, with producer and booky’s favourite Jamie XX, 19 year old irish singer SOAK and electronic music innovator Aphex Twin all being stand out acts this year. So, if you fancy just a taster of the Mercury Prize 2015, here is a strong track from each nominated album…

 

By Cicely Delaney

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