The Drums, Everything Everything also nominated for gong
The trophy, supported by Boxfresh, was presented to them at the O2 Academy Brixton in London tonight (February 23) by comedians Noel Fielding and Matt Berry.
“I’d like to thank the Devil and Dave Grohl,” singer Theo Hutchcraft said as he picked up the award. He added: “Thanks for keeping pop music alive.”
Hurts performed ‘Wonderful Life’ with a troupe of ballerinas earlier at the ceremony.
Last year Bombay Bicycle Club won the award.
Get next week’s issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening’s events. It’s on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).