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Mercury Music Prize nominations for Last Shadow Puppets & Laura Marling

posted Jul 22, 2008, 8:59 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Congratulations to  THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS and LAURA MARLING, who have been included in today’s MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE nominations! The highly coveted UK music award is given to just one artist for making the "Best British Album Of The Year".

The Last Shadow Puppets debut album The Age Of The Understatement (Domino) is the 3rd nomination in a row for singer/songwriter Alex Turner, who picked up the prize in 2006 for Arctic Monkeys' debut Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. 18 year old Laura Marling's debut album Alas, I Cannot Swim has enjoyed huge critical acclaim since its European release earlier this year. The album gets a US release on Astralwerks on August 18th and is available now from digital retailers in the US.

The Last Shadow Puppets & Laura Marling are two of just 12 artists nominated in 2008, on a list which includes Radiohead, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Adele and Neon Neon.

Founded in 1992, previous Mercury Music Prize winners include Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead, Primal Scream, Antony & the Johnsons and Pulp.

Laura Marling:

The Last Shadow Puppets: