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The BRITs announce 2024 Rising Star winner

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The Last Dinner Party have been introduced because the winners of the celebrated BRITs Rising Star award supported by BBC Radio 1.

The band – comprised of Abigail Morris, Lizzie Mayland, Emily Roberts, Georgia Davies and Aurora Nishevci – had been revealed because the winner of the award by Clara Amfo on her BBC Radio 1 Future Sounds present.

The Rising Star prize recognises British artists who had not achieved a high 20 album, or a couple of high 20 single by October 31 of this yr. It is voted by an industry-wide panel. Previous artists who’ve been topped winners of the award embody the likes of Adele and Sam Fender.

Speaking about profitable the award in a press launch, The Last Dinner Party mentioned: “We are so proud past measure to have gained the BRITs Rising Star. It’s an honour to realize one thing so iconic so early on in our profession and we are able to solely hope to maintain making music that connects with all of the unimaginable individuals who have listened to and supported us to date. Thank you!”

Morris, the band’s frontwoman, described the honour as “a bit like having an out-of-body expertise” to BBC Radio 1. She continued: “It’s one we are able to inform our household about and so they’ll be like, ‘Yeah, that’s fairly huge.”

The band additionally shared that they came upon they had been the winners “at a truck cease in Germany” whereas they had been headed to a gig in Prague.

Mayland informed BBC Radio 1: “A few us had been inside attempting to purchase granola bars and occasional. Then we simply ran round within the snow and kicked sleet at one another and screamed and terrorised the locals. So it was a squeal and a hug after which looking for some champagne.”

During a brand new interview for NME‘s ‘The Cover’, the five-piece opened up about how their present experiences and rise in music “can really feel a bit like getting in a automotive actually quick and never being in control of the steering wheel”.

The Last Dinner Party NME Cover
The Last Dinner Party on The Cover of NME. Credit: Phoebe Fox for NME

Morris continued: “We’re attempting to disregard the phrases ‘hype’ and ‘buzzy band’ and simply give attention to what grounds us: enjoying, writing and rehearsing our music.”

Later, the band touched upon the false presumptions that they’re “{industry} vegetation”. “Do we now have to handle that?” Morris requested NME. Davies weighed in: “We take it as a praise. If individuals suppose it’s too good to be true, then all we are able to say is thanks.”

In different information, the London outfit and NME 100 alumni are because of launch their debut album ‘Prelude To Ecstasy’ on February 2 by way of Island (pre-order right here). It’ll characteristic the 2023 singles ‘Nothing Matters’‘Sinner’‘My Lady Of Mercy’ and ‘On Your Side’.

They will play a headline present on the Roundhouse in London on the eve of their debut album’s launch (February 1). The group beforehand teased that the gig “may very well be historic”. You can discover any remaining tickets right here.

They’ll then head out for a collection of UK file retailer dates earlier than embarking on a European tour. Additionally, the band will make appearances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Porto, in addition to Rock Werchter in Belgium, and TRNSMT in Scotland.

Meanwhile, The Last Dinner Party have curated an brisk playlist to accompany their dialog for NME‘s ‘The Cover’.

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