Wolf Alice, and in particular their quite brilliant Visions of a Life album, have beaten out some seriously big competition to take home this year’s Mercury Music Prize.
The likes of Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine, Lily Allen and Noel Gallagher are just some of those who went home empty-handed.
Wolf Alice had previously been nominated in 2015 for their debut album My Love Is Cool, but were beaten to the punch by ex-busker Benjamin Clementine and his album At Least for Now.
The band receive a hefty cheque for for £25,000.
— Mercury Prize (@MercuryPrize) September 20, 2018
The full list of 2018 nominations went a lot like this:
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
Everything Everything – A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded – Everything Is Recorded
Florence + The Machine – High as Hope
Jorja Smith – Lost & Found
King Krule – The Ooz
Lily Allen – No Shame
Nadine Shah – Holiday Destination
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
Novelist – Novelist Guy
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is a Reptile
Wolf Alice – Visions of a Life