Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys shortlisted for prestigious Mercury Prize

Arctic Monkeys.
Arctic Monkeys.

Sheffield band Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for the prestigious 2018 Mercury Prize.

Their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, earns the band a fourth nomination for the award.

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But the quartet face stiff competition from the likes of Jorja Smith, Lily Allen and Florence + The Machine.

Other nominees include Wolf Alice, Noel Gallagher and jazz act Sons of Kemet.

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The Arctics, Gallagher and Florence are 4-1 favourites at bookmakers William Hill, with Wolf Alice, Smith and Allen given odds of 6-1.

The winner will be announced at a glittering bash at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London, on Thursday, September 20.

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The band, which formed in High Green in 2002, will visit the Fly DSA Arena in Sheffield in September as part of a tour of the UK and Ireland.