Wolf Alice have been shortlisted for the Mercury Prize Album Of The Year for the second time, for their acclaimed second album Visions Of A Life. After debuting at number two in the UK charts, the album – which features the songs Yuk Foo, Beautifully Unconventional, Don’t Delete The Kisses, Formidable Cool and Space & Time – was named in the top three best albums of 2017 by NME, Q and Drowned in Sound, and led to a BRIT Award nomination for Best British Group, as well as two NME Award nominations. The 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize Awards show will be held at London’s Eventim Apollo on 20th September.
Visions Of A Life is the follow up to Wolf Alice’s 2015 Gold-selling debut album My Love Is Cool, which also hit No. 2 in the UK charts and No. 12 on the Billboard alternative albums chart in the US. In its wake the band were nominated for the Mercury Prize, an Ivor Novello Award, a BRIT for Breakthrough Act and Grammy for Best Rock Performance, and took home two NME Awards.
Wolf Alice have spent 2018 performing on tour and at festivals across the world, including support slots for Liam Gallagher, Queens of the Stone Age and the Foo Fighters. After a summer of huge festival performances including NYC Governors Ball, Latitude, Sziget, Lollapalooza, Summer Sonic in Tokyo and headlining the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds, Wolf Alice will take their tour to Australia and New Zealand in September.
The 2018 Hyandai Mercury Prize shortlist in full:
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