“If arts awards are creating their own sort of version of border control around their eligibility, I think that’s really problematic.”
He added, “Fuck Boris Johnson, fuck everything, and there’s nothing great about Britain.”
Beating out Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, King Krule, and Lily Allen.
Wolf Alice, Noel Gallagher, and Lily Allen are also in the running.
English rockers also digresses on their 3-D sound project and the hurdles performing live in a new interview with Kyle Meredith.
Glass Animals, Stormzy, Blossoms, Kate Tempest, and J Hus were also nominated for the UK’s top music award.
Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, and Glass Animals are also in the running for UK’s best album.
Nominees for the UK’s Best Albums took the stage.
Other nominees included Anohni, Bat for Lashes, Savages, and fan favorite The 1975.
British-French singer-songwriter beat out Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, and Florence and the Machine to take home the award for the UK’s best album.
Jamie xx, Wolf Alice also nominated for award honoring UK’s best album.
Scottish hip-hop group wins the 2014 Mercury Prize.