St Vincent says fellow Best International Brit nominees are ‘phenomenal’

Annie Clark talks her Brit Awards nomination and smashing guitars with Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin

St Vincent appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning (February 25), ahead of this evening’s Brit Awards ceremony.

The musician – real name Annie Clark – is nominated in the International Female category at the Brits tonight, with Clark telling BBC hosts Bill Turnbull and Louise Minchin earlier that it would “nice” if she won the prize.

“Oh, that would be so nice of them. I’m up against a couple of upstarts like Beyonce and Taylor Swift,” Clark joked. “Any of the women in the category are phenomenal”.

Clark also discussed recently winning a Grammy, starting her career as a tour manager and breaking guitars on stage.

Presenter Turnbull experienced a brief moment of embarrassment, however, by getting the singer’s song title wrong, introducing a clip of ‘Digital Witness’ as ‘Digital Wireless’. Clark joked in response: “We’ll sell it to O2 or something”.

Watch the interview in full below.

Clark’s fourth album ‘St Vincent’ was named NME’s 2014 Album Of The Year 2014 and was placed seventh in NME’s Albums Of The Decade So Far.

Annie Clark recently unveiled a new song called ‘Bad Believer’. It is one of five new songs to feature on a deluxe edition of St Vincent’s self-titled 2014 album. Listen here.

New St Vincent material will also feature on the current series of US TV show Girls. The show’s music supervisor, Manish Raval, announced the news recently, also revealing that older songs by Patsy Cline, Chet Baker and Charles Mingus are to feature.