Tuesday, July 17
Mercury Music Prize Nominated...
So there is it, Maps are Shortlisted as one of the 12 artists nominated for the Mercury Music Award. This is great news for James and for everyone else involved with maps, including me.
This kind of attention for the album is going to push it deeper into the public consciousness, and that means more people are going to hold my artwork. I'm swelling up with pride, he really deserves it maybe I do too.
Here are the Nominess and the odds;
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare - 4:1
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black - 4:1
The View - Hats Off to the Buskers - 8:1
Dizzee Rascal - Maths + English - 8:1
Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future - 8:1
Jamie T - Panic Prevention - 8:1
Bat for Lashes - Fur and Gold - 10:1
The Young Knives - Voices of Animals and Men - 10:1
Fionn Regan - The End of History - 10:1
Maps - We Can Create - 12:1
New Young Pony Club - Fantastic Playroom - 12:1
Basquiat Strings - Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford - 12:1