Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Savages: Mercury Prize shortlist

Great to see the band Savages making the shortlist for this year's Mercury Music Prize award.

Their are shortlisted for the best album for their debut Silence Yourself which was released in May this year.

While up against some big names, with David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys the favourites, the London-based band led by Jehnny Beth (Camille Berthomier) would be a fine choice.

Jehnny has already been involved in music, with the act John & Jehn who released two albums, their self-titled debut in 2008  and the album Time for the Devil in 2010.

The pair are also founders of the Pop Noire label in 2011, who have released material by Lescop as well as Savages and Johnny Hostile, the other half or John and Jehn.

However, it is with Savages that Jehn has found both commercial and critical success, and whether or not Savages win the award, a French singer getting onto the shortlist for best album from the UK and Ireland is no small achievement.

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