Bookmakers have tipped Arctic Monkeys to win the Mercury Music Prize for their album ’Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.
A spokesman for Ladbrokes said that the Monkeys were head and shoulders above the competition.
“It’ll be a major surprise if they fail to win,” he told BBC News, “(They have) frozen the rest of the field out of the betting.”
The winner, who will take home a cheque of £20,000 will be announced tonight (September 5).
Other contenders include Muse, Thom Yorke and Hot Chip.
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