Mercury Prize 2010
The Barclaycard Mercury Prize has had its shortlist announced yesterday, and Eyewear is pleased to see a few of its faves in contention: Paul Weller's Wake Up The Nation and The xx's xx album. Also particularly good are The Foals and Laura Marling. Strong field. I predict The xx will win. They're one of the most striking and refreshing bands of the last decade in the UK.