Wolf Alice scoop the Mercury Prize!
21 Sep 2018
The record triumphed over a hotly contested field, with nominees ranging from superstars such as Noel Gallagher, Florence and the Machine and Lily Allen to jazz outsiders Sons of Kemet and South Tyneside's own Nadine Shah, who was the bookmakers' favourite.
Released almost exactly a year ago, Visions of a Life received immediate acclaim, with critics gushing over its blend of subgenres such as grunge, dreampop and shoegaze.
Hitting #2 in the UK album chart, the record was also a commercial hit, while the four-piece established themselves among the bands of the summer with string of rapturously received festival appearances. Indeed, many have long regarded them as headliners-in-waiting; forecasts which will only gain momentum with a £25,000 cheque under their belts and the prestige of winning the British music industry's most prominent gong.
Visions of a Life is available on CD and LP, and can be ordered here. You can also view and order all 12 nominees by heading to our Mercury Prize section.