From M-People’s 1994 win with Elegant Slumming, Badly Drawn Boy in 2000 through to local heroes and 2008 winners Elbow, Ask Me PR have been charged with making sure all shortlisted albums and the competition itself are featured on regional radio. This is no mean feat considering that from Cornwall to Orkney, and Norwich to Aberystwyth there’s around 400 radio stations to service!
Today, this year’s nominees for ‘Album of the Year’ were announced, and competition looks to be even fiercer than ever. North West music fans will be pleased to see the inclusion of Mancunian veterans I Am Kloot on this year’s list. Check out the shortlist below or go to the Mercury Music Prize website;