Young Fathers Beat Royal Blood, FKA Twigs To Win Mercury Prize
The Scottish hip-hop trio's album Dead scooped the £20,000 award at Camden's Roundhouse last night...
Speaking on stage after collecting the gong, the trio stated: "Thank you, thank you. We love you all!”
They later added: "We always wanted to make something that was bigger than the city we were living in."
When asked how they are planning on spending their winnings, the trio said: "We're going to go to Berlin and we're going to make an album."
Simon Frith, Chair of Judges said, “Young Fathers have a unique take on urban British music, brimming with ideas – forceful, unexpected and moving.”
You can catch the award show in full when it airs on Channel 4 at 11.40pm on Friday, October 31, where each of the twelve shortlisted artists performed a track from their Albums of the Year.