The XX have won the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for its debut “XX”. The £20,000 prize was presented to the alt-rock trio at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night.
It was a strong list and performances from Paul Weller, Foals, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wild Beasts and Mumford and Sons.
After winning the award the XX said the following:
“We’ve had the most incredible year and it has just felt like every day we’ve just woken up to something incredible we just weren’t expecting,” he said. “It has felt just like a haze. Being here is like a moment of clarity in all that’s happening.”