UK music industry figures have handed down this year's shortlist.
London trio The xx are among the nominees for their third album, I See You, which came out back in January on Young Turks. Other acts up for the prestigious UK prize include Sampha (for Process) and the grime artist Stormzy (for Gang Signs & Prayer). Skepta won the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa. This year's winner will be announced on September 14th.
Here's the full list of nominees for 2017.
Alt-J – Relaxer
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
Blossoms – Blossoms
Loyle Carner – Yesterday's Gone
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Sampha – Process
Ed Sheeran – ÷
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
The xx – I See You