Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shedworkers nominated for Mercury Music Prize

Sweet Billy Pilgrim have been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Their latest album, like their previous work, was recorded in their garden shed. Here's how lead singer Tim Elsenburg describes it on the BBC site:
"There is no natural light, really. If I close the door, I suffocate, and in the winter I freeze to death. I've carpeted the floors and walls and put up the obligatory egg boxes. And there are dodgy electrics coming in from the house."
Find out more about them and listen to their sounds at their official site here. Photo by Frances Main. Thanks to Andy Bantock for the alert.


  1. Brilliant! There's something quite dramatic about making sweet music from a shed where you suffocate by closing the door. Love it!

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