The prize, which is in its fifth consecutive year, will be handed to the artist who is voted to have made the best debut album over the past 12 months.
Other albums competing for the award include Beady Eye's Different Gear, Still Speeding, James Blake's self-titled collection and The Vaccines' What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody and Muse's Dom Howard will appear on the judging panel for this year's prize, which will consist of a range of musicians, journalists, industry workers and broadcasters.
Previous winners of the award include The xx with xx, Stornoway with Beachcomber's Windowsill and Glasvegas for their self-titled debut.
The overall winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 8 at the HMV Ritz in Manchester.
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The full list of nominations are as follows:
Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding
James Blake: James Blake
Chapel Club: Palace
Benjamin Francis Leftwich: Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Ben Howard: Every Kingdom
Miles Kane: Colour Of The Trap
Ed Sheeran: +
Scroobius Pip: Distraction Pieces
The Vaccines: What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
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