November 1, 2012 21:51

Alt-J win 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize – watch

The band are awarded the prize for their debut album 'An Awesome Wave'

Alt-J win 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize – watch

Photo: PA

Alt-J have won this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.

The winner was announced this evening (November 1) at a ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. This was the first time the event has been held at the venue and was hosted by Radio/TV presenter Lauren Laverne, who took over from the ceremony's previous host, Jools Holland.

On accepting their prize, the shocked group thanked their parents for not making them get jobs as well as acknowledging "all of Team Alt-J". Speaking to backstage presenter Nick Grimshaw, they admitted they hadn't yet "synthesised the information".

Alt-J were earlier named NME.com user's favourite to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The band were also named bookies favourites to win the coveted award.

The winner was declared live on Channel 4 at 10pm (GMT), following a short introductory programme broadcast on 4music, which was presented by BBC Radio 1 Breakfast host Nick Grimshaw. All 12 nominees performed on the night. You can watch the broadcast in full, including those live performances, tomorrow night (November 2) at 11.35pm (GMT) on Channel 4.

The full list of nominees was:

Alt-J - 'An Awesome Wave'
Ben Howard – 'Every Kingdom'
Django Django – 'Django Django'
Field Music – 'Plumb'
Jessie Ware – 'Devotion'
Lianne La Havas – 'Is Your Love Big Enough?'
Michael Kiwanuka – 'Home Again'
Plan B – 'iLL Manors'
Richard Hawley – 'Standing at the Sky's Edge'
Roller Trio – 'Roller Trio'
Sam Lee – 'Ground of its Own'
The Maccabees – 'Given to the Wild'


The 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was won by PJ Harvey for her album 'Let England Shake'.

Scroll down to see Alt-J speaking at the winners conference after their Mercury victory.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Alt-J's Winner's Press Conference - Mercury Prize 2012

More News
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'
Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album
Metallica's Lars Ulrich tips AC/DC for next year's Glastonbury
Blink-182's Tom Delonge selling setlist from band's first ever gig
Damon Albarn: 'New Blur album may just be one of those records that never comes out'
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'
Confusion surrounds Lil Wayne's involvement with Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
One Direction's Zayn Malik gets death threats after #FreePalestine tweet
Michelle Shocked releases silent album with tracks named after digital music executives
Further Ted Nugent casino performances cancelled over 'racist' comments
The Co-op staff complain as supermarket switches to only playing music by unsigned artists
Muse say 'heavy' new album will be released next summer
Lady Gaga appears as waitress in new 'Sin City' trailer – watch
Foo Fighters announce September live date at London's Olympic Park
Former Lostprophets member on Ian Watkins abuse: 'How could you know? How would you know?'
Pussy Riot to sue Russian government over imprisonment
Billy Bragg campaign successfully sees prisoners allowed steel-string guitars

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today