Articles Tagged 'The Maccabees'

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 […]

Plan B (Ben Drew)

Mercury Prize Nominee Plans to Take A Break

Plan A was to make a film, record an album, and get his name out there. Now that that plan has been implemented, Plan B, the rapper, is now making a “Plan B” in light of his success. Ben Drew, the rapper’s real name, is considering taking a break before jumping into another venture, reports […]

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 […]