Dave wins Britain’s Mercury Prize

Just a few days after Haviah Mighty was named the winner of the Polaris Music Prize, Dave, the South London MC/rapper was named the winner of the Mercury Prize in the UK. That scored him a cheque for £25,000

Psychodrama, his debut EP, released back in March. Here’s a sample of what it sounds like.

Before we leave things, here’s the 12-artist shortlist one more time.

Anna Calvi – Hunter
Black Midi – Schlagenheim
Cate Le Bon – Reward
Dave – Psychodrama
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1
Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
IDLES – Joy as an Act of Resistance
Little Simz – GREY Area
NAO – Saturn
SEED Ensemble – Driftglass
slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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