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Alt-J: “We bloody won the Mercury!!!”

by Claire Hennekam on November 2, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Alternative indie pop quartet, Alt-J, last night won the highly coveted U.K. Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their debut album, An Awesome Wave.

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Formed in 2007, the band recently toured Australia for the first time ever, completely selling out tickets for both their shows in 3 minutes. They will be here again at the end of January for the Laneway Festival.

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize exists solely to champion music in the UK, mainly through the “Albums of the Year” competition, which celebrates recorded music of all genres by British or Irish artists. The music on the album is the only thing taken into account.

Immediately jumping onto Facebook, the band excitedly exclaimed “We bloody won the Mercury!!!”

The quartet also performed at the awards night, along with Jessie Ware, who will be joining them at Laneway and fellow nominee Lianne La Havas, who will also be in Australia in January doing a tour of her own.

Alt-J’s single, “Breezeblocks” continues to grow in popularity, while the album, An Awesome Wave finished at #9 on the Australian iTunes Album Charts and #44 on the ARIA charts last week.

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