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Villagers nominated for Mercury Music Prize 2013

They become the first Irish act to be nominated twice for the prestigious award.

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 11 Sep 2013



This year's Mercury Music Prize nominees have just been announced and Villagers have made it 'two for two'.

Conor O'Brien and co's second album {Awayland} will be up against the likes of David Bowie's comeback The Next Day and Arctic Monkey's recently released AM.

It means the band become the first Irish act to be nominated twice for the highly-coveted gong – their 2010 debut Becoming A Jackal also made that year's shortlist.

Conor O'Brien has commented: "We are surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Mercury Prize with {Awayland}; we put a lot of love into this album and the attention that this will afford it is currently warming the cockles no end."

The Mercury Music Prize will take place on Wednesday October 30 at the Roundhouse in London.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Arctic Monkeys – AM

David Bowie – The Next Day

Disclosure – Settle

Foals – Holy Fire

Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg

James Blake – Overgrown

Jon Hopkins – Immunity

Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle

Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon

Rudimental – Home

Savages – Silence Yourself

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