Wolf Alice say Skepta should have won their NME Award and confirm work on new album

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Band won Best Track and Best Live Band at this week's NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

Wolf Alice have spoken about picking up two awards at this week’s NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas, while also confirming work on their new album.

The north London band released debut ‘My Love Is Cool’ in June 2015, picking up awards for Best Live Band and Best Track (for ‘Giant Peach’) at the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday (February 17).

Speaking to NME during the awards show, bassist Theo Ellis described ‘Giant Peach’ as “the track we like to play live the most”.

Ellis also went on to suggest that grime artist Skepta should have won the award for his hit ‘Shutdown’, calling the song the “best track of 2015, 2016, 2017 and probably 2018”.

Quizzed on whether they’ve started work on their second LP, guitarist Joff Oddie replied: “Yeah, but we’re not going to talk about it”.

Wolf Alice were presented with their Best Live Band award by model Alicia Rountree. Accepting their prize, bassist Ellis said: “OK so we are now drunk enough to talk. You have no idea what this means. We grew up with the NME. Thanks a lot”

Guitarist Oddie added: “We’re a band that really prides ourselves on playing live music. Live music for live music. Thank you very much.”