Last night, DICE hosted its first ever Live Award at London’s The Old Blue Last, in a boozy ceremony that saw Wolf Alice crowned 2014 winners.
Jen Long handed out the award to the London four-piece, who pipped fellow nominees Royal Blood, Slaves and Rag n Bone Man to the prize. An initial shortlist was voted for by one hundred journalists and tastemakers, who picked their favourite “emerging live act” in the UK.
“We feel really honoured that people are enjoying our live shows, especially when we spent so long playing to nobody and wishing for a moment like this,” said Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell.
The ceremony then played host to DJ sets from Thumpers, Circa Waves, Gengahr, Superfood and DIY DJs.
Wolf Alice announced dates for a UK tour earlier this week. Dates:
23 Glasgow, Oran Mor
24 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
26 Manchester, The Ritz
27 Sheffield, Leadmill
28 Newcastle, Riverside
31 Birmingham, Institute Library
01 Cardiff, Globe
02 Bristol, Trinity
03 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Tickets)
04 Oxford, O2 Academy 2
07 Reading, Bowery District
08 Bournemouth, Old Firestation
09 Brighton, Concorde 2
10 Cambridge, Junction