Mercury Prize nominees announced tomorrow

The ponce-fest that is Mercury Prize announces it’s nominees tomorrow at 11:30am UK time. This is the top prize for British albums in the UK, but has a tendency to pick winners who I feel were chosen for shock value over actual content. For all it’s worth, my vote would have gone to Jamie Woon. Of all the albums Ive listened to this past year, it’s been the only one that’s gripped me from start to finish.

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New Music: Ed Sheeran

A sexy, soulful voice with a massive online following. File beside James Blake and Jamie Woon. Check out here.

Jamie Woon in 4th place for BBC Sound of 2011

Jamie Woon’s come in 4th place for the BBC Sound of 2011.¬†First featured on ALFITUDE in May 2010.

BBC Sound of 2011 list revealed

This is always an exciting bit of news every year for me. The ‘BBC Sound’ poll is often the most accurate forecaster for next year’s biggest music acts, having predicted 50 Cent, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mika and Little Boots as ones to watch in the past. Visit the website here for more info. Full list is:

I’ve managed to clock 6 of those in the last year… not bad going if I do say so myself! The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 3 January.

New Music: James Blake

Stunning dramatic slow dub with a big voice. The undertones on ‘Limit To Your Love’ are mind blowing. Something about James Blake reminds me of Jamie Woon. Check out here.

New Music: Jamie Woon

I really don’t know much about this guy, other than he’s supporting Ellie Goulding at this summer’s iTunes festival in London. He’s got a smooth, haunting, soulful voice about him. His Myspace is a little empty, but his first single is on Youtube. Be sure to give ‘Spirits a listen too. Check out here.