Dave wins 2019 Mercury Prize for debut album Psychodrama

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Dave picked up the 2019 Mercury Prize yesterday at the Eventim Apollo in London for his debut album Psychodrama.

On a night of stellar performances from many of the leading contenders – particularly Anna Calvi, black midi, Slowthai and Idles – Dave’s own powerful, mesmerising version of Pyscho (below) might just have been enough to tip the balance in his favour as he claimed the £25,000 winner’s cheque on what may well be looked back on as a vintage year for the prize.

Among the Mercury judging panel were Stormzy, Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Jamie Cullum, Gaz Coombes and Jorja Smith.

2019 Mercury Prize shortlist:

Anna Calvi – Hunter
black midi – Schlagenheim
Cate Le Bon – Reward
Dave – Psychodrama
Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1
Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
Idles – Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Little Simz – GREY Area
NAO – Saturn
Seed Ensemble – Driftglass
Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
The 1975 – A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

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