Mercury Noms Unveiled

Kasabian has been tagged as a frontrunner for this year’s Mercury Prize.

Other artists nominated for the Mercury Prize shortlist, which honors the year’s best album from the U.K. or Ireland, include Bat For Lashes, Florence and the Machine, Friendly Fires, Glasvegas, La Roux, Led Bib, Lisa Hannigan, Speech Debelle, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, The Horrors and The Invisible.

Chosen by a panel of musicians, music industry execs and journalists, this year’s winner will be announced during a Sept. 8 ceremony in London.

Past winners include Elbow, Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand.