The xx win Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010

Trio planning to build a new studio with prize money

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The xx‘s have won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010.

The London trio were awarded the gong, along with £20,000 prize money, at Grosvenor House last night (September 7). They beat the likes of Paul Weller, Mumford & Sons and Laura Marling to the prize.

Speaking after their win, the band’s Romy Madley Croft said they are now planning to spend the prize money on a new recording studio.


“We made this album (‘xx’) in a converted garage at our record label,” said Madley Croft. “We felt very lucky at the time to use it, but I think we’d love to make our own studio, somewhere where we can just experiment and let Jamie [Smith, bandmate] produce.”

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