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Wolf Alice’s ‘Visions of a Life’ wins 2018 Mercury Prize

Wolf Alice

The 2018 Mercury Prize Awards were held today (9/20) at London’s Eventim Apollo, with a shortlist consisting of many great albums from UK artists including King Krule‘s The Ooz, Florence + The Machine‘s High as Hope, Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel and Casino, and many other notable albums, but Wolf Alice‘s sophomore LP Visions of a Life was ultimately chosen as the prize winner.

The band was previously nominated for their 2015 debut My Love Is Cool, and frontwoman Ellie Rowsell saying beforehand, “We were so happy we got nominated. It’s hard to show that. We’re just gormless!” On accepting the award, the band’s Theo Ellis said, “I remember our first label meeting, we walked into a room and the geezer said, ‘the fuck you look like, you don’t look like a band at all! What are you, what are you supposed to be? All your songs sound different, you don’t look like each other…’ and we never really figured it out, but here we are. So fuck you!”

Last year’s Mercury Prize winner was Sampha’s Process. Watch Wolf Alice accept the award, along with their performance of “Don’t Delete The Kisses” at the award ceremony, below.

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