Alt-J Win Mercury Prize

Indie quartet takes home prestigious British music award

Joe Newman, Gwil Sainsbury, Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton of Alt-J wins the Mercury Music Prize in London.
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November 2, 2012 10:30 AM ET

Alt-J have won the Mercury Prize for their album An Awesome Wave, The Guardian reports. The indie quartet beat out artists including Jessie Ware, Richard Hawley, Django Django, the Maccabees, Field Music and Plan B. Alt-J also won £20,000 (around $32,000) as part of the prize.

PJ Harvey won last year's award for her album Let England Shake.

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