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Alt-J scoops Mercury prize

11-05-2012 09:04 BJT

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The Mercury Prize, which has gone to a wide range of musical genres since it began in 1992, honours music by British or Irish artists and is based solely on the music on the album. This year’s new winner has just been announced.

“An Awesome Wave” is the debut album of the British indie band Alt-J. Speaking to the media shortly after scooping the coveted award at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London, the band said they were ’bowled over beyond belief’ with the win.

The winner of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize is Alt-J for their album "An Awesome Wave."

The band beat off competition from 11 other nominees including Plan B, Django Django and Richard Hawley.

As well as the recognition, Alt-J will also receive an award of 20,000 pounds.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CCTV.com

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