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Benjamin Clementine... Never heard of him

The Mercury  Prize was recently given out, and in typical Mercury fashion it didn’t go to the bookies favourite Jamie XX. It also didn’t go to Florence and her Machine of musicians. 440 more words



The music industry waited with bated breath a few weeks ago as the shortlist was announced for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Traditionally the annual event’s purpose is to celebrate albums as a whole body of work while providing a snapshot of the year in music. 1,235 more words


Sunday Special: Mercury Prize winner, brief thoughts

So the Mercury Prize ceremony was on Thursday, with Benjamin Clementine and his album At Least For Now. It’s an interesting album, if a little pretentious at points, which I thought might prevent it from winning. 259 more words

Sunday Special

There's nothing Fluffy about Wolf Alice

With an indie rock genre, a twisted sense of humour and a name derived from an infamous Angela Carter story, there’s little not to love about Wolf Alice. 250 more words

Benjamin Clementine wins Mercury Prize

Avant garde pianist Benjamin Clementine has won this year’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize for his album ‘At Least for Now’.  He followed in the Mercury tradition of rewarding lesser known acts and beat more famous albums from Florence + the Machine and bookies favourite Jamie XX. 48 more words