Watch Alt-J get pretty excited about The Spice Girls reunion at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

The three-piece are pretty much ready for the return of the pioneering '90s girl group

Alt-J have revealed that they are “really excited” about the imminent return of The Spice Girls, telling NME at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 they “can’t wait” for the group’s reunion.

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.

Watch the NME Awards 2018 in full below

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’.”