Posted in music on September 5, 2006

Arctic Monkeys

"The Nationwide Mercury prize judges sprung a surprise last night by anointing the runaway favourites as winners.

Arctic Monkeys capped a year in which they released the fastest selling debut ever, reinvigorated the music industry and lost a founder member, by winning the annual prize which is designed to reward the best release of the year regardless of genre or sales.

The Sheffield four-piece, whose mixture of classic guitar melodies and acutely observed lyrics garnered critical and commercial acclaim, won the prize for Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not....

....Turner, whose witty lyrics have been compared to Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and Mike Skinner of The Streets, said fellow Sheffield artist Richard Hawley should have won. 'Someone call 999, Richard Hawley's been robbed,' he quipped on taking the stage to collect the £20,000 prize.." [Guardian]

Previously
Arctic Monkeys & We Are Scientists @ Roseland, NYC | pics
Arctic Monkeys @ Webster Hall, NYC | pics
Richard Hawley cancels Seaport show | Juana Molina tonight
Richard Hawley | MP3s, will tour soon | Coles Corner

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Comments (9)

"'Someone call 999, Richard Hawley's been robbed,' he quipped on taking the stage to collect the £20,000 prize.."

To paraphrase Homer Simpson,

GIVE HAWLEY THE CHEQUE!

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2006 9:56 PM

how is Arctic Monkeys winning a surprise ?

Posted by hgpennypacker | September 5, 2006 10:22 PM

is that harry potter?

Posted by zach | September 5, 2006 10:24 PM

"daniel radcliffe will be accepting the award on behalf of the monkeys.."

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2006 10:27 PM

i think it was sarcasm when it said that arctic monkeys winning was a surprise.

Posted by eric | September 5, 2006 10:43 PM

was it sarcasm or actual surprise because the obvious choice never seems to win?

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2006 10:45 PM

He is right. Hawley should have fucking won

Posted by Anonymous | September 5, 2006 10:53 PM

I interviewed them back in July 2005. They talk about their chances for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize-sehr interessant. I posted the audio here:
http://www.notontheguestlist.com/blog/2006/09/arctic_monkeys_.html

Posted by Nilina | September 6, 2006 4:42 AM

Someone call 999! If it doesn't work, try 666!

Posted by Mike L | September 6, 2006 9:54 AM

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