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Thursday, September 08, 2011
Noel Gallagher a Front Runner With Bookies
Radiohead, Noel Gallagher and Kasabian are among the acts that have been named early favourites for the Mercury Prize 2012.
Bookies William Hill have released an extremely early perdition for next year's potential Mercury Prize winner. Kasabain have been named favourite to pick up the award with their forthcoming new album 'Velociraptor!', followed by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Other contenders include Coldplay, Florence and The Machine, Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran.
PJ Harvey picked up the Mercury Prixe 2011 for her album 'Let England Shake' on Tuesday night (September 6).
Nominees for this year's Mercury were Adele, Tinie Tempah, Everything Everything, Anna Calvi, Ghostpoet, Gwilym Simcock, Katy B, James Blake, Metronomy, PJ Harvey and King Creosote & Jon Hopkins.
The odds for the Mercury Music Prize in 2012 are as follows:
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (8/1)
Ed Sheeran (10/1)
Florence and the Machine (10/1)
Mumford & Sons (16/1)
Rizzle Kicks (20/1)
Calvin Harris (20/1)
Wretch 32 (25/1)
Laura Marling (25/1)
Miles Kane (25/1)
All The Young (33/1)
Jessie J (33/1)
Professor Green (50/1)
Charlie Simpson (80/1)
via L4e / gigwise.com
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