Klaxons Win Mercury Music Prize

Klaxons Win Mercury Music Prize
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This one will be hotly debated for sure: as new rave battles on through Europe - to the displeasure of some tastemakers - the movement's stars the Klaxons have picked up one of the most important prizes in UK music, the Mercury Music Prize. The BBC reports:The group, which is fronted by singer Jamie Reynolds, have only been together for two years after meeting at Glastonbury Festival.The Mercury judges said the group, from south London, took them on an "ecstatic musical adventure".The band ran onto the stage to receive the £20,000 cash prize and told the audience they were "very happy".They revealed they had been recording the album in the studio as they watched last year's winners, the Arctic Monkeys, take the award.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 4 september 2007

Well, how on or off-trend can they be? This one will be hotly debated for sure: as new rave battles on through Europe – to the displeasure of some tastemakers – the movement’s start the Klaxons have picked up one of the most important prizes in UK music, the Mercury Music Prize. The BBC reports:

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