1. London

Nominations for Mercury Prize

London acts dominate list of nominations for the 2013 mercury prize, including Rudimental, Savages, Disclosure, James Blake and David Bowie.

View all 3 updates ›

James Blake and Disclosure also nominated for awards

James Blake - Overgrown

Blake is a Goldsmiths College music graduate who was previously nominated for the Mercury for his self-titled debut album which he recorded at his home in New Cross. The musician, produced his second album himself and it features contributions from Brian Eno and RZA from Wu-Tang Clan.

Judges said: "Late night music for the digital age. An inventive, poignant and poetic record of great beauty." Credit: Press Association

Disclosure - Settle

Disclosure is made up of musician brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, aged 19 and 22 from Reigate in Surrey. The electronic duo went to number one with the release of their debut album this year. It features vocals by collaborators from solo stars such as Jessie Ware, Eliza Doolittle and Jamie Woon.

Judges said: "A joyous pop record for clubbers; an infectious dance record for pop fans."

More top news