Brighton’s The Physics House Band! The experimental rock trio are the first ones to win the award which has only been introduced at the beginning of this year. Other than the actual award, the band has also received a £5,000 price.
The band’s bass and keys player Adam Hutchinson said: “We’ve worked hard, and we’re grateful for this recognition from BIMM and the amazing feedback we’ve had from a music industry legend like Muff Winwood. Any success we enjoy is down to our fans who are coming to every gig, buying our records, merch and more. We’ll be investing this money in our live show experience so that can be our way of saying thanks to them.”
Introduced by the British & Irish Modern Music Institute in the beginning of this year, the accolade is designed to support emerging talents from the institute’s large alumni community. The Physics House Band were chosen from a pool of over 100 applicants.
The decision was taken by several music industry advisers, including A&R consultant Julian Deane. Explaining their choice, the Managing Director of Raygun Music said:
“The decision was tough, but I’m confident The Physics House Band are deserving of the award. They are making so much happen on their own and – to my ears – they’re making incredibly exciting cross-genre music. The standard of submissions was very high, and some shortlisted acts will be invited onto an alumni artist development programme with further advice on offer.”
Having released their new mini-album “Mercury Fountain” in April, the band was touring in Europe throughout the last two months. In August, they will perform at the ArcTangent Festival in Bristol.