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Hard-Fi Nearly win UK Mercury Prize

Hard-Fi must be reeling today after it was revealed that they only missed out on winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize by just one vote!!! The weird New York based band Antony & The Johnsons were named winners at the ceremony on Tuesday leaving British based bands like Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party stunned. However, Staines crew Hard-Fi were nearly victorious, a reliable ‘source’ told the Daily Star… “Hard-Fi lost by one vote…It was a fight between Antony, Hard-Fi and Kaisers, with M.I.A and Maximo Park also in the running for a bit.” Despite losing out, Hard-Fi were not swayed from their mission to drink £20,000 worth of booze…and managed to get totally hammered. Frontman Richard Archer said of the experience and result: “It’s totally alien for us to be at something like the Mercury’s. “We’d have frittered the money away and given some to our producer. “He made our album for love; it was never about anything else.” Hard-Fi’s new single ‘Living For The Weekend’ is out on September 19.