Wolf Alice win 2018 Mercury Music Prize

London indie band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Music Prize for their second album, Visions of a Life.

The group beat the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen and Noel Gallagher to the award.

The four-piece were almost speechless as they took to the stage at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London,  to accept the £25,000 prize.

Singer Ellie Rowsell said: “Thank-you so much, this means so much to pick this up with my three best friends.”

Theo Ellis added: “Listen. So basically, when we first started as a band. I remember the first label meeting we ever had, we walked into the room, and the geezer said: ‘The fuck? You lot 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! You tell em!

“He also said he didn’t wanna work with women who wore make-up because it was a bunch of fuss, but here we are. And you know what? This is … I actually can’t believe it.”

Visions of a Life was praised by judges as “an exuberant tapestry of swirling pop, grunge and indie guitar rock.”

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