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Bright Light Bright Light rockets into contention for Mercury Music Prize

Tim Ingham
Bright Light Bright Light rockets into contention for Mercury Music Prize

The latest bookies' odds on the Mercury Music Prize have named Bright Light Bright Light as second favourite for the coveted gong, behind Alt-J's An Awesome Wave.

The last round of Paddy Power odds didn't even mention BLBL's album, but producer-cum-songwriter Rod Thomas' Make Me Believe In Hope LP is given 6/1 on the bookies' latest listings.

Infectious-signed Alt-J are still out ahead as favorite, with 4/6-on odds, ahead of Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Florence & The Machine, Richard Hawley and Django Django on 12/1.

The latest Paddy Power odds are posted below.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize will take place on November 1 at London's Roundhouse, with nominations announced on September 12.

Alt-J (An Awesome Wave) 4/6
Michael Kiwanuka (Home Again) 20/1
Laura Marling (A Creature I Don't Know) 25/1
Bright Light Bright Light (Make Me Believe In Hope) 6/1
Rumer (Boys Don't Cry) 20/1
Graham Coxon (A+E) 33/1
Sweet Billy Pilgrim (Crown and Treaty) 12/1
Jessie Ware (Devotion) 20/1
Dry the River (Shallow Bed) 33/1
Florence & The Machine (Ceremonials) 12/1
Bombay Bicycle Club (A Different Kind Of Fix) 20/1
Tindersticks (The Something Rain) 40/1
Django Django (Django Django) 12/1
Rustie (Glass Swords) 20/1
Neneh Cherry & The Thing (The Cherry Thing) 50/1
Richard Hawley (Standing At The Sky's Edge) 12/1
Pulled Apart By Horses (Tough Love) 25/1
Labrinth (Electronic Earth) 50/1
The Maccabees (Given To The Wild) 12/1
June Tabor & Oysterband (Ragged Kingdom) 25/1
The 2 Bears (Be Strong) 50/1
Portico Quartet (Portico Quartet) 16/1
Lianne La Havas (Is Your Love Big Enough) 25/1
Maverick Sabre (Lonely Are The Brave) 50/1
Emeli Sande (Our Version Of Events) 16/1
Spiritualized (Sweet Heart Sweet Light) 25/1
Rizzle Kicks (Stereo Typical) 80/1
Hot Chip (In Our Heads) 16/1
Ed Sheeran (+) 25/1
Marina & The Diamonds (Electra Heart) 100/1
Coldplay (Mylo Xyloto) 20/1
Orbital (Wonky) 25/1
The Ting Tings (Songs From Nowheresville) 150/1
Kate Bush (50 Words For Snow) 20/1
Kindness (World, You Need A Change Of Mind) 25/1
 

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