News: The XX win the Mercury Prize
Selected by a selected panel of musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland, The XX beat out an incredible field of contenders to have their universally acclaimed self-titled debut named the UK’s Album Of The Year.
Fellow nominees included Mumford & Sons, Paul Weller, Laura Marling, Wild Beasts, Foals, Dizzee Rascal, and more!
“Thank you so much, we’ve had the most incredible year,” said the group’s frontman, Oliver Sim, when claiming the award and £20,000 prize. “Everyday we’ve woken up to something incredible.”
In winning this award, The XX joins a legendary group of past winners, including Primal Scream (1992), Portishead (1995), Pulp (1996), PJ Harvey (2001), Dizzee Rascal (2003), Franz Ferdinand (2004), Antony & The Johnsons (2005), Arctic Monkeys (2006) and many more.
For more info on the event, head to the Barclaycard Mercury Prize’s website.
Inertia would like to congratulate The XX – and their Australian label, Remote Control – on this impressive win!
The XX’s self-titled debut is out now on Young Turks through Remote Control