Wolf Alice have won this year’s Hyundai Mercury Prize award for their second album Visions Of A Life beating the likes of Nadine Shah, King Krule and Everything Everything to the coveted award.
Vocalist Ellie Rowsell had this to stay when she arrived on stage along with her bandmate’s to recieve the award: “This means so much to pick this up with my three best friends!”.
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Theo Ellis then took over the reigns and told an anecdote from an early meeting with a record label when the four-piece were told: “’You lot don’t look like a band at all – all your songs sound different, you don’t look like each other.’ But here we are – so fuck you!”. The North London band then headed back on stage to perform another rousing edition of ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’.
Other highlights of the night included a special performance recorded by Arctic Monkeys of ‘One Point Perspective’ from their nominated record and a passionate rendition of ‘Out The Way’ by Nadine Shah taken from her hotly tipped Holiday Destination.