TV On The Radio picked up the 2004 SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE in Los Angeles last night (15NOV04).

The New York group's DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABIES was judged the album of the year by an eclectic panel including the Dixie Chicks, Norah Jones, Jim Jarmusch and John Mayer.

The fourth annual concert/ceremony was held at Los Angeles' trendy Avalon Theater.

Bandmember KYP MALONE says, "This was a great honour. We didn't even expect to be nominated, let alone win."

The group wins a $10,000 (GBP5,500) cash prize. Other nominees included Franz Ferdinand, British rapper Dizzee Rascal and pop pianist NELLY McKAY.

16/11/2004 21:10