Bookies tip Foals, David Bowie for Mercury Prize ahead of shortlist announcement

By Live4ever - Posted on 04 Sep 2013 at 2:42am

Foals, David Bowie and Savages are leading the bookies’ thoughts for this year’s Mercury Music Prize after the shortlist’s announcement was rubber-stamped for next week.

Continuing changes which came into affect last year, those shortlisted for the 2013 edition of the prestigious prize will be announced by Lauren Laverne on September 11th at The Hospital Club in London, with the winner then being unveiled at the Roundhouse on October 30th.

Foals’ third album ‘Holy Fire‘ is the current favourite with bookmakers Paddy Power, while David Bowie’s much celebrated comeback LP ‘The Next Day‘ is second, with odds of 9/2, to be named the outright winner. Others high up in the betting include Savages, Tom Odell and Peace, with acts such as Johnny Marr and The Courteeners considered as outside bets.

Last year, Alt-J‘s debut ‘An Awesome Wave‘ came out on top in one of the more predictable decisions since the prize’s inception in 1991.

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