Scottish band say their double album 'Opposites' deserved a place on the shortlist
Biffy Clyro have said that they deserved to be nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize for their album ‘Opposites’.
‘Opposites’, released earlier this year, did not make the shortlist of albums nominated for this year’s prize, the winner of which will be handed out at a ceremony held in London this evening (October 30). Speaking to Gigwise, Ben Johnston of the band complained that his band deserved a nod for making an ambitious double album.
“I think doing a double album is quite brave and and I thought the Mercury Prize was all about bravery and taking risks. But obviously it wasn’t quite brave enough,” said the drummer. Johnston went on to state his opinion that the Mercury judges, “seem to bypass heavy music at every stage”. Biffy Clyro were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2010 for their album ‘Only Revolutions’, losing out that year to The xx.
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