Skepta and Wolf Alice are up for Ivor Novello Awards

Skepta's bringing the black tracksuits to the front row to mark the best of British songwriting.

Ben Smith

Date published: 19th Apr 2016

Image: Skepta 

The 61st Ivor Novello's, celebrating the peak of British and Irish song-writing have been announced. 

We're bigging up Skepta for 'Best contemporary song' as grime gets some rightful recognition. He goes head to head with Snakehips 'All My Friends' and Roots Manuva 'Cargo'. 

Wolf Alice's Ellie Roswell is all in with 'Bros' (listen below) for 'Best Song Musically and Lyrically' - rivalled by only James Bay with 'Wasn't Expecting That' and Ed Sheeran 'Bloodstream'. No brainer, really.

And elsewhere Jamie xx's In Colour is up against Gaz Coombe's Matador and Villager's Darling Arithmetic for best album - it's a toughy. 

BASCA present the award on Thursday 19th May at Park Lane in London. 

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