Holy Fire is the third album by Foals, a band from Oxford. It marks their second inclusion on the Mercury shortlist following Total Life Forever in 2010. The act, fronted by Yannis Philippakis, recorded it in London with renowned producers Flood and Alan Moulder, enjoying success with the single Inhaler.
Judges said: “A wonderfully dynamic album – ambitious, intelligent and rhythmically compelling.”
The current favourite to win the prize is David Bowie with his album, The Next Day.
If you buy Holy Fire here I will donate my commission to the Old Bostonian Association.