RSL Alumni on the 2018 Mercury Prize nomination list!
Wolf Alice, the high flying, alt-rock London four-piece, received their very first Mercury Nomination this month. Guitarist, Joff Oddie, studied RSL VQ’s Level 2 Music Practitioners Diploma during his time at Callington Community College.
The band were recently in attendance at the Prize Launch event with all the other 2018 nominees, such as Florence & The Machine , Jorja Smith , Arctic Monkeys , and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds . For a comprehensive breakdown of each of the nominated artists for this year, just click here.
The Mercury Prize is an annual music award that votes on the best album released in the UK and Ireland. The Mercury prize is open to all types of music including, pop, rock, folk, urban, grime, dance, jazz, blues, electronica and classical. Past winners of the award include era defining acts such as: Blur, Oasis, Ed Sheeran, The Chemical Brothers, Artic Monkeys and Amy Winehouse.
This year's Mercury Prize Awards will be held at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on September 14th and everyone at RSL are keeping their fingers crossed, not just for Joff - but for Ellie, Theo and Joel too.
Wolf Alice at the 2018 Mercury Prize Launch.