Our 2012 Hg Prize Winner!

As is tradition, our Hg Prize is announced today in a timing that is completely and utterly unrelated to tonight’s Mercury Prize announcement. Not. Related. At. All. But the time is here! Just a few weeks ago we announced our shortlist – albums by Alt-J, Kate Bush, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Dollboy, Field Music, Futureheads, Richard Hawley, Laura Marling, The Milk, Noisettes, Saint Etienne and Spiritualized. Our judges have bunkered... Read More

The 4th Annual Hg Prize

Four years ago, via his blog We Write Lists, our man Stephen started what was to become an annual tradition: The Hg Prize. Completely unrelated in any way to the much more renowned Mercury Prize (honest, it’s purely coincidence that the dramatic change in dates for the award this year happens to coincide with the Mercury’s shift), the Hg Prize rewards the best in British albums. ¬†They don’t choose the winner for the shock factor,... Read More