The Oxford three-piece were in celebratory mood at last night’s ceremony (February 14) after picking up the esteemed prize for Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag. The band beat the likes of fellow nominees Wolf Alice, Kasabian, The xx, Bastille, and The 1975 to pick up the prize.
Speaking to NME after scooping the award, Alt-J seemed keen to enthuse about The Spice Girls when asked for their thoughts on the reunion.
“I’m really excited, I was a massive fan back in the mid-90s,” frontman Joe Newman disclosed. “[The Spice Girls’ debut LP ‘Spice’] was the first album I digested, so I can’t wait. And I still think they all look great.”
Asked to name their favourite member of the group, Newman went for Emma Bunton. Gus Unger-Hamilton chose Geri Haliwell, while Thom Green – after some deliberation – went from Mel C.
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Speaking earlier this month to NME, Unger-Hamilton revealed that the band were excited to be headlining Latitude this summer.
“Latitude we certainly really pushed for, I really wanted us to do Latitude again”, he said. “That was one of the few examples of where I was saying to my manager ‘we have to do this show, please get us on the bill at this festival’.”