Irish actress Jessie Buckley’s debut album nominated for Mercury Music Awards

BAFTA-nominated Irish actress Jesse Buckley has been nominated for a UK Mercury Music Award for her debut album.

Ilarney-born Buckley (32), who recently won an Olivier Award for her stage role as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, is nominated for the album For All Our Days That Tear the Heart in collaboration with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler has gone.

The Chernobyl actress was nominated this year for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTAs for her role in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter, which also starred Olivia Colman and Dakota Johnson.

She joined forces with Brit Award-winning producer Butler to create an album that grew out of a shared love and paternal attachment to Ireland.

Butler won the second Mercury Prize in 1993 with his former band Saber, saying: “I’m blessed that I’m here still doing this. I should be working in Sainsbury’s Stills but here I am. Life is good.”

Harry Styles has secured his first Mercury Award nomination on a shortlist that includes several other first-time nominees.

Former One Direction star-turned-soloist Styles (28) has been nominated for his third solo studio album, Harry House, which earned its sixth week at number one on the UK Albums Chart and now tops the chart at number one. In boasts more weeks in the direction’s album combined.

Ten of the 12 acts appear for the first time in the race for the prestigious award recognizing the best British album of the year.

Among them are Leeds-based rock group Yard Act for their debut studio album The Overload and Best Rock Alternative Act Brit Award winner Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under.

Fender told BBC 6 Music that the record was “a very personal and important record for me and the boys, and it’s insane to be recognized for it.

“It’s an absolute honor and I’m amazed. Fingers crossed and we’ll see what happens, but just being nominated is an honor.”

Little Sims, who won Best New Artist at the Brit Awards, garnered another Mercury Award nomination this year for Sometimes I Can Be Introverted — featured on the 2019 shortlist for their album Gray Area.

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Isle of Wight band Wet Leg, who made headlines with their performance at Glastonbury this year, have also been nominated for their self-titled number one album, while Scottish pianist Fergus McCready has been nominated for the album Forest, following the highly acclaimed Cairn released last year. Shortlisted for floor.

British pop singer Self Esteem appears on the shortlist for her second studio album, Prioritize Pleasure, which was named the best album of 2021 by multiple outlets including The Guardian and The Sunday Times, while singer-songwriter Joy Crooks’ debut album Skin also features.

Rock duo Nova Twins are nominated for their album Supernova, and singer and guitarist Amy Love said they celebrated their nominations at a tequila bar in Hastings.

She said: “It’s been such a dream of ours so we feel amazing to be part of that list, because that list is a good looking list.”

Also featured are rapper Koje Radical for Reason to Smile and Welsh musician Gwyno with the album Tracer, sung mostly in Cornish.

Albums left off the shortlist including Adele’s chart-topping 30, rapper Dave’s We’re All in This Together and Irish post-punks Fontaine DC including Skinty Fia.

The shortlist for the Mercury Prize was narrowed by a judging panel that this year included DJ Annie Mack, composer Jamie Cullum, broadcaster Jamz Supernova, songwriter Anna Calvi, broadcaster Danielle Perry and composer Hazel Wilde.

The judges said: “It wasn’t easy getting to 12 albums this year, simply because there were so many notable ones to choose from.

“It serves as proof that British and Irish music flourished during an indefinite period in history, with albums covering everything from imaginative pop to pioneering rap to Cornish-language folk-rock. Is.

“We think each of these 12 amazing albums has something to say, both artistically and socially, all in their own unique, rich ways. Now comes the really hard part…picking just one overall winner.”

This year’s shortlist was unveiled on Tuesday at a launch event hosted by Hugh Stephens of BBC Music.

It was also announced live by Nemon on BBC Radio 6 Music at 11am, as part of their Mercury Prize shortlist special.

The awards show will take place on September 8 at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

It will feature live performances from several shortlisted artists, culminating in the announcement of the 2022 Mercury Prize winner.

Arlo Parks was named the winner in 2021, receiving the coveted award for his debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams.