The names were revealed on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6 Music show this morning (16 October).

Judges for this year's gong include Corinne Bailey Rae, Nick Mulvey, Anna Calvi, and MistaJam. Albums released between 9 September 2014 and 25 September 2015, from British and Irish artists, are eligible to be nominated for the prize, which also comes with a £20,000 cash injection.

Young Fathers scooped the 2014 award for their record DEAD, beating the likes of Damon Albarn, FKA Twigs, and Royal Blood.

The award will be revealed on 20 November at a special ceremony. 

Mercury Prize 2015 Shortlist

Aphex Twin - Syro
Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool
Róisín Murphy - Hairless Toys
C Duncan - Architect
ESKA - Eska
Florence and The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
Jamie xx - In Colour
SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream
Gaz Coombes - Matador
Slaves - Are You Satisfied?