ARCTIC MONKEYS, JON HOPKINS & VILLAGERS NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE

11/09/13

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Domino is thrilled to announce that three of our releases have been nominated for the 2013 Mercury Music Prize. Amongst the twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s prize are Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’, Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’ and Villagers ‘{Awayland}. The Mercury Music Prize will take place on Wednesday 30th October at the Roundhouse in London.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, was released this week to exceptional reviews and is on course to be the band’s fifth number one album. AM, the band’s third album to be nominated for the prize, features guest appearances from Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones. The band headlined Glastonbury for the second time this summer, played the Roundhouse in London on the day of album release and will be performing an arena tour this autumn with two shows at London’s Earl’s Court on October 25th and 26th.

“We are delighted and hugely flattered to be nominated for such a prestigious award in the same week we celebrate the release of our new album”Arctic Monkeys

Watch the video for ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, HERE.

 

‘AM is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career’ NME 10/10

 

  

JON HOPKINS

Despite only having been released in June, Jon Hopkins' Immunity is already widely regarded as a landmark moment in modern British electronic music. Immunity is a powerful, multi-faceted beast which peaks with Collider, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity - a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, whose collaboration with Hopkins earned them a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize two years ago. Following a summer of festival appearances and tour dates with Pet Shop Boys and Purity Ring, Jon Hopkins will play further UK dates this autumn with a sold out show at KOKO in London on Sep 21st and a newly added date at the Oval Space in London on February 22nd.

"I am a bit stunned to have been nominated this year. For an album of not exactly hummable electronic music to get such an accolade is amazing and a total surprise." – Jon Hopkins

 

Watch the video for Open Eye Signal, HERE.

 

‘with new album Immunity, he may just have made the dance record of the decade’ – DJ Mag – 9/10

 

 VILLAGERS

A sense of curiosity and wonder shoots through the layers of Villagers second album {Awayland} like radiant lightning. It provides illumination and starkness, a clash palpable on a song like Earthly Pleasure, with its furious percussion and splintered-sounding guitars, or Grateful Song which begins delicately, tentatively, before building up to a release of howls. {Awayland} was produced by Conor J. O’Brien and Villagers’ guitarist Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Audio, Co Donegal and is the follow up to the acclaimed debut Becoming a Jackal which was also Mercury nominated and awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello. The album received great praise on its release including the two page lead review in MOJO. Following a summer of festivals including appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Green Man, Villagers will be touring the UK this November with a show at Heaven in London on November 7th.

We are surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Mercury Prize with {Awayland}; it warms the cockles no end.’Conor O’ Brien

Watch the video for Nothing Arrived, HERE.

 

‘a masterpiece’The Sunday Times 

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