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2008-09-16 18:00:22

Critically-acclaimed Birmingham band Guillemots are set to perform at this year's Gigbeth music festival next month. The quirky indie band, who were nominated at the Brits Awards last year, will be one of the headline bands playing at the event focused around the Digbeth area of the city. The band's debut album Through the Windowpane was also nominated for a Mercury Prize, underlining their status as one of the country's top emerging pop acts. Gigbeth, which is now in its second...

2006-09-05 17:42:15

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The Arctic Monkeys, who shot to fame on the Internet and broke all records with their debut, won the coveted Mercury Prize on Tuesday for the Best British album of the year. "It's good tunes -- that's what we try to do," said frontman Alex Turner after the group accepted the 20,000 pound ($35,000) award. The Mercury Prize judges tend to court controversy every year by picking quirky and offbeat winners rather than chart-topping blockbusters....

2006-07-18 18:06:35

By Ray Bennett LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - Indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, whose recent debut album was the fastest selling in U.K. chart history, made the shortlist for the Mercury Award, one of Britain's top music honors, organizers said Tuesday. The prize, which has been awarded since 1992 by a committee of industry representatives, honors 12 record albums produced by British and Irish artists. This year's winner will be announced during a ceremony September 5. Other albums on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.