- 27 Jul 23
Lankum are nominated alongside the likes of Loyle Carner, Arctic Monkeys, J Hus, Jessie Ware, and more.
Dublin group Lankum have been nominated for the 2023 Mercury Prize, alongside some of the biggest names in international music.
Lankum – made up of Ian Lynch, Daragh Lynch, Radie Peat and Cormac MacDiarmada – were nominated for their latest album, False Lankum, released in March 2023 on Rough Trade Records.
The album reached No.2 on the Official Irish Albums Chart, as well as No.1 on the Independent Albums Chart.
False Lankum was met with hugely positive reviews from major international outlets, including The Guardian, Pitchfork, Mojo and Uncut.
"Named after the ballad from which they took their name, False Lankum being presented as a quasi self-titled project, four albums in, feels apt – serving as both a groundbreaking reintroduction for steadfast fans, and a crucial launching pad for new audiences," the Hot Press album review reads. "It should see them take a major step forward on the international stage, with some of the most fearlessly forward-thinking music that’s been produced on these shores in decades."
Read the full review here.
The Irish four-piece are nominated for the Mercury Prize – which recognises the best UK and Irish albums of the year – alongside Arctic Monkeys (The Car), Loyle Carner (Hugo), Olivia Dean (Messy), Ezra Collective (Where I'm Meant To Be), Fred Again (Actual Life 3), J Hus (Beautiful and Brutal Yard), Jockstrap (I Love You Jennifer B), Raye (My 21st Century Blues) Shygirl (Nymph), Jessie Ware (That! Feels Good!) and Young Fathers (Heavy, Heavy).
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