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- Posted on Sep 5th 2007 9:30AM by Jessica Robertson
"A year ago we were in the studio making this album and we were in the studio watching Arctic Monkeys win this," Klaxons keyboardist James Righton said. "We saw that and thought we have to make a new album."
"Mercury is about pushing music forward and that's what we've done," chimed singer-bassist Jamie Reynolds. "It's great that people have recognized."
Meanwhile, the embattled Winehouse, who recently cancelled her U.S. fall tour following a drug overdose and subsequent stint in rehab, made a surprise appearance at the ceremony, performing an acoustic rendition of 'Love Is a Losing Game,' off her Mercury-nominated, platinum-selling album, 'Back to Black.' Winehouse was short on words, offering up a simple "Thank you," before exiting the stage and joining a table with her family.
Watch Winehouse's performance after the jump.
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