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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

KLAXONS Win Mercury Music Prize

My bets were on BAT FOR LASHES, but KLAXONS have officially taken the coveted Nationwide Mercury Music Prize. Past winners have been Arctic Monkeys, Antony and the Johnsons, Franz Ferdinand, Dizee Rascal, Ms. Dynamite, PJ Harvey, Badly Drawn Boy, Talvin Singh, Gomez, Roni Size/Reprazent, Pulp, Portishead, M People, Suede, and Primal Scream.

Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet (music video)

1 comment:

Victoria said...

Congratulations are in order to London based Klaxons for winning last nights prestigous Nationwide Mercury Music Prize I think.

I am pleasantly surprised with news of the Klaxon’s victory. Singer and bass player Jamie Reynolds made perfect sense when reflecting on the judges decision,

“I think [the Mercury judges] have rewarded forward thinking music,” Asked about winning over Winehouse, the band grumbled about having to answer questions about her all day. “She is fantastic, but her record is a retro record, and we have made the most forward thinking record since I don’t know how long,” Reynolds said.

If its true the award is to honour forward thinking music then Klaxons had it in the bag all along…its just the criteria for winners seems to change every year. Previous winners Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand could hardly be described as forward thinking but their winning credentials could not be doubted.

Year after year the awards are marred with controversy - I think the board at Mercury need to clean up once and for all what the awards are supposed to reward…that way the awards might make a little bit more sense.