Shame react to the Mercury Music Prize 2018 snub

South London five-piece Shame have reacted to the news that they have not been awarded a nomination for the 2018 Mercury Music Prize.

It was widely expected that Shame’s album Songs Of Praise would be recognised as one of the best records to be released this year but, unfortunately for them, they didn’t make the cut.

“Oh well,” the band tweeted before adding: “We didn’t really expect anyone to care about songs of praise anyway so I think we’ll live.”

The annual prize will be awarded to the best British album of the past year, as chosen by a panel of British music critics and industry figures. This year the likes of King Krule, Arctic Monkeys, Nadine Shah, Lily Allen, Noel Gallagher, Florence + the Machine, and more have all been nominated.

Shame are not the only band to be overlooked this year and, quick to point that out, the band themselves expressed their disappointment that Hookworms’ album Microshift was also missing from the list, claiming thatthey “were robbed”.

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