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Sampha Wins the Mercury Prize (Plus Watch alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, and More Perform)

Process Also Beat Albums by The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and More

Sep 14, 2017

British singer Sampha Sisay (or just Sampha) was previously best known for his vocal and production contributions to the likes of SBTRKT (where many listeners likely first discovered him), Kanye West, Drake, and Solange. But back in February he finally released Process, his debut solo album, via Young Turks.  More

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees Announced - alt-J, The xx, Glass Animals, Sampha, and More

Ed Sheeran, The Big Moon, Kate Tempest, and Others Also Nominated

Jul 27, 2017

This year's Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and they include the latest albums by alt-JThe xxGlass AnimalsSamphaThe Big MoonKate Tempest, and... Ed Sheeran. The last one seems like bit of a mainstream choice for The Mercury Prize. The full list is below. More

Feb 23, 2017

Marika Hackman is a promising 25-year-old British singer/songwriter with a '90s alt-rock kind of vibe. She has toured with Laura Marling and sang on alt-J's last album. Her debut album, We Slept at Last, came out in the U.K. in 2015. More



Reviews

Love in the 4th Dimension

Love in the 4th Dimension

Startime International/Columbia

Apr 10, 2017

Buzz has long been building around London four-piece The Big Moon, and their debut demonstrates it wasn't misplaced enthusiasm. The album starts already revved up, the all-female band led by Juliette Jackson flying straight into 2015 single "Sucker," the first of a dozen sculpted tracks. More