Mercury Prize moments: How Alt-J won in 2012

Mark Sutherland

Alt-rock boffins Alt-J are up for the 2017 prize. But five years ago they were unlikely winners, says manager Stephen Taverner…

We put the record out in June originally and it did OK, but most of the mainstream media either didn’t review it or gave it a right old kicking. They didn’t think it was good enough to review!

So we never imagined we would actually win it or even make it onto the list. You resign yourself, when you’ve ...

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