Records released in the past year by the likes of Miles Kane, Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher have been nominated for XFM’s New Music Award 2012 which aims to find the best British debut album of the past twelve months.
A panel of judges which includes Peter Hook, The Charlatans‘ Tim Burgess and The Sun’s showbiz editor Gordon Smart, will pick their winner from a shortlist which also features James Blake, Chapel Club, Ben Howard and Ed Sheeran amongst others.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the HMV Ritz in Manchester on February 8th.
Beady Eye – ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’
James Blake – ‘James Blake’
Chapel Club – ‘Palace’
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
Miles Kane – ‘Colour Of The Trap’
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’
Scroobius Pip – ‘Distraction Pieces’
Ed Sheeran – ‘+’
The Vaccines – ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’