FIELD Music have missed out on one of the industry’s biggest awards.
The Sunderland band, pictured above, was beaten to the Mercury Music Prize, for best album of the year, by indie rockers Alt-J.
The award and £20,000 prize were handed over at a ceremony at the Roundhouse, in Camden, London last night.
As well as the eventual winners, Field Music’s Plumb album had been up against singer Richard Hawley, rapper Plan B, and The Maccabees among others.
Fellow Sunderland band Frankie & The Heatstrings went on Twitter afterwards to say: “Field Music should have won. It’s a crime.”
Field Music, led by brothers Peter and David Brewis, who lives in Roker, formed in 2004.
Plumb was recorded on the banks of the River Wear last year.
Before the ceremony the band had received many plaudits and messages of good luck on Twitter.
They replied: “Thanks everyone for all the kind wishes.
“Whatever happens we’re going to have a right laugh and maybe even a few shandies.”