This Wolf Alice article was written by Suzanne Oswald, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Adam Skirving.
Wolf Alice have hit out at the Brit Awards for ‘criminally overlooking’ grime music at this year’s ceremony.
The band are up for Best Breakthrough Act and will battle it out against Years & Years, Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay and Jess Glynne for the award at the annual ceremony which takes place tonight (February 24). However, they have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment that they will not be joined by grime artists such as Stormzy and BBK.
The band said, “Grime music has been criminally overlooked this year at the Brits. It has dominated the charts, the media and the word on everyone’s lips. No doubt they don’t need a nomination nor any award to keep running the UK music scene and eventualy the world, but would have been sick to walk down the red carpet with the likes of BBK or Stormzy and feel how exciting 2016 in the UK is gonna be!”
They join Stormzy and Lily Allen who have both protested against the lack of diversity at the awards.
Wolf Alice took home at the NME Awards 2016 last week, winning Best Track for ‘Giant Peach’ and Best Live Band. Bassist Theo Ellis said: “I can’t believe we just won an award nominated against some of our favourite people.”