Articles Tagged 'Alt-J'

Emeli Sande

It’s Official: Emeli Sande Has The Best Song In Britain

A short while ago, we put up the shortlist of songs that had been nominated for Ivor Novello awards, from the last year’s crop of quality pop and roll. And when I say ‘shortlist’ that’s what I mean, because the Ivors work from a selection of three possible winners per award, and there are only […]

Bat For Lashes

It’s Official: These Are the Best British Songs of the Last Year

It’s always nice when the nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards come in, because they’re one of the few music awards ceremonies that explicitly separate the celebration of music for being good from the celebration of music as a popular tool of selling. So anyone nominated in either the Best Song Musically and Lyrically or […]

Brit awards logo, designed by Damien Hurst

Alt-J, Mumfords Lead The Pack In Brit Award Nominations

I know, it seems like AGES since we did a post about some awards, doesn’t it? So, the nominees for the 2013 Brit Awards have been announced, ready for the ceremony on February 20, and reflecting a truly global year for British music. As you’d expect, there are nods towards our more successful exports like […]

Pet Shop Boys

The Brit List: 10 Greatest British Songs of 2012

Note: this is not a subjective list made by two members of the Anglophenia writing team. This is a statement of scientific fact. Despite what you may feel with your hearts and hear with your ears, there have been no better songs this year than these, these songs represent a colossal peak for in British art in […]

Alt-J

Say Hello To This Year’s Mercury Prize Winners: Alt-J

Right, don’t be getting all “Alt-wha?” with me. Clearly we’re about to discuss a band of some importance and magnitude otherwise they wouldn’t have just won the presitigious Mercury Prize, beating off opposition from the likes of Jessie Ware, Django Django, Michael Kiwanuka, Plan B and Field Music. And if that whole sentence just looks […]

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Launch 2012

WATCH: All of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize Nominees in One Place

Mercury Music Prize, now the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, has released the shortlist of nominations. Take a listen to a single from each of the nominated albums. The winnner will be announced on November 1. Richard Hawley: “Standing at the Sky’s Edge” Plan B: “Ill Manors” Alt-J (∆): “An Awesome Wave” Django Django: “Django Django” The […]