Xfm's New Music Award Shortlist 2012 Announced!
Here are the final ten albums nominated for Best British Debut Album…
The votes are in, and have been counted up. And this year, we had the most votes we've ever received in the NMA's five year history!
We can now reveal the shortlist for the Xfm New Music Award 2012...
These are the ten albums that received the most votes from you, the Xfm listeners:
Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
James Blake - James Blake
Chapel Club - Palace
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Miles Kane - Colour Of The Trap
Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Scroobius Pip - Distraction Pieces
Ed Sheeran - +
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
These ten albums will be debated during a discussion at the HMV Ritz in Manchester on February 8 as Xfm and HMV's Next Big Thing put on a very special night featuring All The Young, Dry The River, Spector, Ren Harvieu and Willy Moon. ONE ALBUM will be chosen to win The Xfm New Music Award and announced on the night!
This year's judges will be:
Charlie Fink (Noah & The Whale)
Clint Boon (Xfm)
Craig Potter (Elbow)
Danny Wallace (Xfm)
David Mogendorff (MTV)
Dom Howard (Muse)
Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol)
Gordon Smart (Xfm / The Sun)
John Hirst (HMV)
John Kennedy (Xfm)
John Leckie (legendary producer of Radiohead, Stone Roses, Muse, The Verve etc)
Mary Anne Hobbs (Xfm)
Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order)
Tim Burgess (The Charlatans)
Tim Ingham (Music Week)
Tom Smith (Editors)
…plus one lucky Xfm listener who'll be picked from all the entries received.
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