Richard Hawley picked up his second Mercury Prize shortlist entry this year with Standing at the Sky's Edge. Since you know Alt-J won, you also know, through the power of deduction, that Richard didn't. I'm sure it was an honor just to be short listed. Both in 2005 and this year. Hopefully there was a gift bag or chocolates or something.
In addition to losing Mercury Prizes, Hawley also is trying to help Lisa Marie Presley relaunch her music career, which is interesting since I didn't realize LMP had a music career. I mean, I know she's tried, but does it count when Eagle Eye Cherry has more hit records than you? A little nepotism goes a long way...
As for Hawley, I like this a lot. It's masculine and direct and just a bit fuzzy and is a suitable replacement for the umpteenth use of a Leonard Cohen song in some brooding indie film.
Song: "Standing at the Sky's Edge"
Artist: Richard Hawley