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Klaxons win Mercury Prize

Klaxons picked up the Mercury Music Prize last night for their debut album Myths Of The Near Future.

The band beat off competition from Dizzee Rascal, Amy Winehouse and Bat For Lashes among others to pick up the £20,000 prize money. James Righton of the band said of the triumph:

“I’ve never felt this way in my life. This is shock beyond any kind of shock I’ve ever experienced…To win this is beyond and above any expectation we ever had. We thought we made a really strong record and we wanted to win. But realistically we heard everyone talking, we heard what people were saying and we didn’t think we would win. But we kept that belief… This is just ridiculous.”