Klaxons Win the Mercury Prize

Klaxons Win the Mercury Prize
Photo: David Ellis
Klaxons have won the 2007 Nationwide Mercury Prize at the official gala held in London's Grosvenor House Hotel tonight (September 4).

Talking to Radio One DJ Colin Murray online, Jamie Reynolds from the band said, "The most amazing moment of our lives... I've never had to hug anyone more in my life."

Though the audience was stunned when tabloid sensation Amy Winehouse actually turned up to perform "Love Is A Losing Game," who along with Bat for Lashes and Jamie T were the bookies' favourites, the London noisemakers defied the odds to take the £20,000 prize.

Here is the stiff competition in full the Klaxons beat:

Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Amy Winehouse Back To Black
Dizzee Rascal Maths & English
Jamie T Panic Prevention
The View Hats Off To The Buskers
Bat For Lashes Fur And Gold
Fionn Regan The End Of History
Young Knives Voices of Animals And Men
Basquiat Strings Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford
Maps We Can Create
New Young Pony Club Fantastic Playroom

Klaxons "It's Not Over Yet"