Region's musicians up for top industry prize

The shortlist of Albums of the Year for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize has been released.

12 albums have made it through, including 3 by artists from our region.

They include:

  • Richard Hawley 'Standing at the Sky's Edge', which refers to Sky Edge in his native Sheffield.
  • Alt-J (?) 'An Awesome Wave', which is the first album of the band, who all met at the University of Leeds in 2007.
  • Roller Trio 'Roller Trio', which is their debut album having met at Leeds College of Music and won the 2011 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.

The overall winner will be decided at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Awards Show at the Roundhouse in London on Thursday 1 November 2012.