Hot Chip: “We’re Backing Arctics!”
They fancy the Monkeys Mercury chances over their own...
think that fellow
Nationwide Mercury Music Prize
will walk away with this years spoils.
Speaking in an interview with
before their set at
over the weekend, Hot Chip effectively threw in the Mercury towel, revealing that theyre backing the Monkeys to bring home the bacon. I'm gonna put some money on them! said singer
. I haven't actually checked our odds yet.
He went on to talk about what nice chaps those Arctic boys are. We had a nice time with the Arctic Monkeys in Sweden. We played at a festival called Accelerator over there and they were around and it was very nice.
We were backstage and there was a nice kind of balcony and the sun setting on the water and Alex was there sort of playing his guitar and it was really quite strange. I didn't actually say hello to them, they looked a bit pissed off about being there but they seemed nice.
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