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Jonsi Wins First Nordic Music Prize
Luke Turner , February 21st, 2011 11:44

And tries to cop off with Prince! Not the little fellow, a real one. Photos thanks to Helge Brekke

The Quietus was at the By:Larm music festival and conference this weekend past, and as well as discussions hosted by your Quietus editors John and Luke, plus our friend John Robb, and ace gigs from Deathcrush, Arabrot, 1349, Frisk Frugt and more, there took place the very first Nordic Music Prize, intended, we hear, as the region's equivalent of the Mercury Prize. The winning record was Jonsi's Go, with the jury stating "The music of the winner could only have been made here, in the North. It sounds and almost smells like Iceland. It’s brave and life affirming pop music that grabs you by the heart in flamboyant technicolour.". Collecting the prize, Jonsi tried to land a kiss on the Crown Prince of Norway. You can see that below, along the with the full list of nominees. We reckon Frisk Frugt woz robbed!

Jonsi wins first Nordic Music Prize at by:Larm 2011 from Millimedia on Vimeo.

Dungen - Skit i allt
Paleface Helsinki – Shangri-La
Susanne Sundfør - The Brothel
Robyn - Body Talk
Efterklang - Magic Chairs
Serena Maneesh - Abyss in B Minor
The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme
Ólöf Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
Kvelertak - Kvelertak
First Aid Kit - The Big Black & The Blue
Frisk Frugt - Dansktoppen møder Burkina Faso i det himmelblå rum hvor solen bor, suite