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Arctic Monkey nominated again for Mercury Prize

Mercury Prize nominees Arctic Monkeys Credit: Press Association

Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for this year's Mercury Prize for their lates album AM, which was released earlier this year.

The quartet famously created a buzz online before the release of their first hit I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor in 2005.

This summer they previewed much of their new album - recorded in California - by headlining the Friday night of Glastonbury Festival.

They won the Mercury in 2006 with their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

The Mercury judges said: "AM is a bold new chapter in the Arctic Monkeys' story - sonically gripping, lyrically involving and brilliantly performed."

Mercury Prize nominee David Bowie Credit: Press Association

The other nominees for this year's prize include David Bowie, Foals , Disclosure, Jon Hopkins, Laura Marling, Rudimental, Laura Mvula, Savages and Villagers.

Sheffield Arctic Monkeys make chart history

Arctic monkeys performing live on stage Credit: PA

Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys have made chart history. The band,fronted by Alex Turner, are the first act on an indie label to have five albums debut at number one after their latest release, AM went straight to the top of the charts.

The album has sold more than a hundred and fifty seven thousand copies in the past seven days making it the second fastest selling album of the year.

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