Mercury Music Prize 2014

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Young Fathers: ‘I saw the excitement in my parents’ eyes and felt proud to be in this group’
The Edinburgh-based experimental rappers whose debut album, Dead, defied the odds to win the Mercury music prize. By Nadia Khomami

Nadia Khomami

14, Dec, 2014 @9:00 AM

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FKA Twigs: ‘I’m appealing to people who want something different’
With her hypnotic videos, provocative album and singular image, FKA Twigs is 2014’s most intriguing new pop talent. Over a tearful lunch in New York, she talks to Tom Lamont

Tom Lamont

30, Nov, 2014 @8:30 AM

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Young Fathers likely to be touched by unreliable magic of Mercury prize
The hip-hop trio will probably benefit greatly from the profile the award brings. But it doesn’t always work out that way

Hannah Ellis-Petersen

30, Oct, 2014 @9:22 PM

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The day with another Mercurys curveball, Jim Carrey saving lives, Hunger Games hype and, erm, some birds
Plus a quest to find the best Young, blood, sex, swords and sandals, and some handy Halloween prep. Dontcha go anywhere now

Luke Holland

30, Oct, 2014 @5:39 PM

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Why can't Britain find any decent hosts for award ceremonies?
As Ant and Dec take over the Brit awards and Nick Grimshaw fails to lift the Mercury music prize, Harriet Gibsone asks: where are our Amy Poehlers and Tina Feys?

Harriet Gibsone

30, Oct, 2014 @4:48 PM

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Young Fathers on winning the Mercury prize
Tim Jonze: This year’s prizewinners refused to crack a smile at the ceremony, but they’re more than happy about the recognition – and now they’re off to Berlin to make a totally different album

Tim Jonze

30, Oct, 2014 @3:32 PM

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Young Fathers win the Mercury music prize 2014 - as it happened
Edinburgh hip hop trio Young Fathers have won the Mercury music prize 2014 - follow all the action from the night, plus reaction to the prize here

Tim Jonze

29, Oct, 2014 @10:39 PM

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Quarter of Mercury prize finalists sold under 1,000 albums since nomination
Data from the Official Charts Company show artists such as Anna Calvi, Polar Bear and Young Fathers have shifted only small amounts following Mercury nod, reports Sean Michaels

Sean Michaels

29, Oct, 2014 @5:14 PM

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FKA twigs favourite to win the 2014 Mercury prize
The R&B singer leads the way in a field that also includes Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Kate Tempest

Tim Jonze

29, Oct, 2014 @7:30 AM

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Mercury nominees 2014: Young Fathers
They might not be the favourites to take home this year’s prize, but this Edinburgh electro trio could win votes for their genre-straddling music and Mercury-friendly backstory

Guardian music

28, Oct, 2014 @5:16 PM

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Mercury Prize nominees: what my album means to me
From Damon Albarn to Anna Calvi, from Jungle to Polar Bear, this year’s contenders for the coveted award tell us about their nominated albums

The Observer

25, Oct, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Mercury nominees 2014: Polar Bear
The previous nominees trail a host of jazz-world accolades, but have marshalled influences including hip-hop and electronica for their latest tilt at the award

Guardian music

24, Oct, 2014 @2:21 PM

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