Interpol, Floetry, Cat Power, The Streets and CODY CHESTNUTT are among the 10 acts who will fight for this years SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE in Hollywood in October (03).

Iceland's Sigur Ros, the first winners of the three-year-old eclectic album prize, will also compete.

The full top 10, which will be formally announced next week (03SEP03), will also feature Bright Eyes, Black Keys, Damien Rice and the YEAH YEAH YEAHS.

A panel of judges including Coldplay's Chris Martin, Tori Amos and TOM WAITS will choose the winner from the Shortlist shortlist. The winning artist will receive a $5,000 (GBP3,125) cash prize.

28/08/2003 21:31