The shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced this past Tuesday, July 20th, at The Hospital Club in London. BBC 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne did the honors. The Mercury Prize is an annual event that honors an album picked by a committee of music-business people as the top album in the UK.
The first episode of the Razor Cuts podcast from XFM Manchester is now available for free download from iTunes in the UK and the United States. The episode features interviews with Shaun Ryder of Happy Mondays as well as Paul Weller.
This past week, Paul Weller took to the airwaves of XFM London and Absolute Radio to be interviewed about his new album and to perform some tracks from it.
Paul Weller provided the performance for the debut of BBC Radio 2’s In Concert series. Weller’s performance was recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in London and featured contributions from special guests Rox, Lauren Pritchard, and Richard Hawley.