Lost: The Maccabees Mercury Trophy

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Given To The Wild

The Maccabees have seemingly lost their Barclaycard Mercury nominee trophy after an event filled ceremony.

So that's it over for another year. The Barclaycard Mercury Prize returned in style last night, with London's historic Roundhouse venue playing host to the high profile award. In the end, alt-j stole away with the trophy but simply being nominated is - for many artists - a prize in itself.

The Maccabees were nominated for their album 'Given To The Wild' but, of course, lost out. Deciding to enjoy themselves anyway, the group's antics has seemingly resulted in them mis-placing their Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominee trophy.

Posting on Twitter, the band wrote: "If anyone finds a mercury nominee award with the maccabees engraved on it please let us know."

NME asked the group if anyone had come forward with the momento. "no sign, don't actually remember ever having it to be honest. good night thow."

Funnily enough, The Maccabees are far from the first band to have this mis-hap. The inaugural Mercury Music Prize was won by Primal Scream for 'Screamadelic' and the debauched Creation crew promptly lost the enormous novelty cheque which came with it.

Here's 'Pelican'.

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