Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, James Blake and London Grammar are among the winning artists at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, which recognised the best songwriting and compositions from the past 12 months.
Nick Cave picked up the album award for Push The Sky Away and beat the likes of Laura Mvula and Arctic Monkeys in the process. “This is the one to get,” Nick Cave told the attendees. “We don’t really go to many of these awards ceremonies, but we go to this one. I just want to thank everyone. Warren has written the last album with me and suddenly we are getting this kind of stuff. He taught me how to dispose of three chords and get down to just one chord.”