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Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category...

Mark Owen Records Album In Back Garden

Mark Owen recorded his comeback album in his back garden.The Take That singer recorded his first solo effort in eight years, 'The Art Of Doing Nothing' in a shed he calls ''the rabbit hutch'' at...

The Blandest Brits In Years? Ben Howard Provides Only Real Surprise With Double Win (Pictures)

Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black...

Biffy Clyro To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

Biffy Clyro will headline Reading and Leeds festivals this summer. The 'Black Chandelier' rockers - who reached number one in the UK album charts with their new record 'Opposites' on Sunday (02.02.13) - will headline...

Alt-j Taken By Surprise By Brit Nominations

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J have been given their first BRIT Award nods, after being nominated for three awards: Best British Group, Best British Album and British Breakthrough.. Still, despite earlier success the band have...

Brit Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?

This year’s BRIT Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world...

A Week In Music – Rihanna Disappoints, Cee-lo Green And The Muppets Get Us In The Festive Spirit, The Rolling Stones And Paul Mccartney

Albums of Note... Rihanna’s seventh studio album, Unapologetic has been met with a mixed response and our reviewer reckons the Barbadian pop star phoned this one in. As her career becomes more of a marketing...

Eminem To Headline Reading And Leeds

Eminem will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals next year.The 'Stan' rapper will be making his first appearance in the UK since 2011 at the events, which will be held in August 2013.The rapper,...

Deposit Scheme For Reading And Leeds 2013, Featuring Alt-j, Deftones And Boy Better Know

It may still only be November but tomorrow (November 30, 2012), early bird tickets will go on sale for next year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, with Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J unsurprisingly featuring on the...

Alt-j's Mercury Music Prize Speech: We'll Nearly Pay Off One Student Loan

Doing little to dispel their image as white, middle class indie kids, Alt-J pointed out in their acceptance speech at the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize that the £20,000 that they won could go towards...

Alt-j Win Mercury Prize And Reveal Drug Use

Alt-J, the Indy rock band for Leeds, England, have revealed that they experimented with hallucinogenic drugs at the beginning of their career. The band recently received the Mercury Prize on Thursday 1st November 2012, and...

To No One's Surprise, Alt-j Win The Mercury Prize!

Congrats to the Scotch quartet, Alt-J! The alternative indie act have pretty much been the favourite for the prize since the nominations were released, and now they have proven all their backers right. Despite having...

Mercury Music Prize: Field Music's Odds Plummet As Ceremony Looms

The winner of this year's Mercury Music Prize will be announced at a ceremony in London tonight, with British indie pop quartet Alt-J the bookies favourite at 6/4. However, an interesting market mover has sent...

Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions

As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done...

A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

Adele Named Most Played At Independent Music Awards

Adele was crowned the Most Played Independent Act at the AIM Independent Music Awards last night (29.10.12).The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker did not attend the ceremony - having just given birth to her first child...

Adele And The Prodigy Win Aim Independent Music Awards

Adele, The Prodigy and Alt-J were among the acts who picked up prizes at the 2012 AIM Independent Music Awards in London on Monday (29Oct12).New mum Adele, who gave birth to a son on 19...

Alt-j Installed As Favourite For Mercury Music Prize 2012

Nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize have yet to be announced but the odds for the 2012 Album of the Year going to indie rockers Alt-J and their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' have...

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