Mercury Prize Nominations - Chromewaves
Talk of this year's Mercury Prize nominees has made its way to Canada, where Toronto's Chromewaves were happy to have a look back over their favourite UK and Ireland releases of the past twelve months. Indie rock fan and bachelor in mechanical engineering Frank Yang named Chromewaves after a track by Oxford shoegazers Ride and takes a mean picture of Bat For Lashes, amongst others.
And it is again with Ms. Khan and her album Two Suns where we begin our rundown of nomination recommendations. Chromewaves thinks the Brighton singer's second album is "distinctive, accessible and artistically ambitious - and also just excellent".
Two of Britain's latest female talents also make the Chromewaves shortlist with Emmy The Great debut First Love being appropriately named in the case of Frank's musical taste and the experimental pop of Jewellery from classically trained Surrey girl Micachu and her Shapes stepping further into the "brilliant" category with every listen.
Other Chromewaves favourites include the "meticulously crafted piece of orchestral pop" that is Fanfarlo's Reservoir, and the first half of Patrick Wolf album duo The Bachelor and The Conqueror, which features guest appearances from Eliza Carthy and actress Tilda Swinton.