Adventures in sound
To celebrate the musical talent and innovation shortlisted for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize, we are offering you the chance to win tickets to this year’s Awards Show, courtesy of Hyundai.
WHETHER IT’S 21-year-old newcomer Jorja Smith or 51-year-old veteran Noel Gallagher, the Lewisham grime stylings of MC Novelist or the shapeshifting indie-pop anthems of Wolf Alice, the shortlisted artists for the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize all have one impressive thing in common: a love and a reverence for the majesty of The Album. From Sons Of Kemet and Florence + The Machine, to Nadine Shah and Lily Allen, and from Richard Russell’s Everything Is Recorded project to the Mancunian art-pop of Everything Everything, all of this year’s shortlist have fully embraced the glorious, freeing potential of the long-playing listen – the carefully spun narratives, the emotional journeys and musical adventures that you just don’t get anywhere else in music. So whether you’re rooting for previously shortlisted artists such as the Arctic Monkeys or bright young tearaways like King Krule, here is your chance to participate in the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards Show on September 20 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, an evening devoted to the celebration of the artistry and innovation of music’s finest format of expression, the long-playing album.
Listen to Pete Donaldson on Absolute Radio every Monday in association with Q to catch The Road To The Hyundai Mercury Prize, highlighting the shortlisted artists from this year and past years.
The 2018 Hyundai Mercury shortlist in all their albumsleeve finery.