Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

The xx win Mercury Music Prize

The xx have won this year's Mercury Music Prize.
Great deals on musical instruments

Electric guitar band The xx have won the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize.

The group's debut album xx was named as the best British album of the past year, with the band beating off competition from the likes of Paul Weller, Dizzee Rascal, Foals, Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons.

As they collected the £20,000 prize money and the award, guitar player Romy Croft said that The xx may invest in new studio equipment with their winnings.

"We made this album in a converted garage the size of a bathroom," she stated.

Past winners of the prestigious award include the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Elbow and Klaxons.

The xx are due to play at Bestival on the Isle of Wight on September 10th 2010, before the electric guitar band head to the US and Canada for a series of shows.

They will be appearing in cities including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Montreal.

Save money on Electric Guitars today

 ADNFCR-2133-ID-800056204-ADNFCR

Posted on 8 Sep 2010 10:21 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

26 Oct 2016 13:08
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The Sonzera series consists of a 50W combo, 50W Head and 20W combo.Used by Black Stone Cherry and Snarky Puppy, expect professional grade tone right off the bat

13 Jan 2017 13:25
thumbnail

Unconventional being what Ibanez do best, the SRAS7 brings the best of both worlds to the modern musician with its combination fretless and fretted fretboards,

12 Jan 2017 10:52