Novelist, Everything Is Recorded, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and King Krule are all in the running for the annual UK music prize.
The year's list includes the debut album from Novelist, Novelist Guy, as well as the first LP from XL Recordings owner Richard Russell's Everything Is Recorded project. The latter self-titled album includes collaborations with Obongjayar, Kamasi Washington, Damon Albarn, Giggs, Ibeyi and last year's Mercury Prize winner, Sampha.
Novelist and Everything Is Recorded join the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Lilly Allen, Jorja Smith, King Krule and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds on the shortlist for the award, which comes with £20,000 cash.
Check out the full list on the Mercury Prize site.
Listen to an RA Exchange with Richard Russell.