Two Door Are Choice For Dublin

Co Down band Two Door Cinema Club has won this year's Choice Music Prize in Dublin on Thursday night.

The three-piece indie act received a cheque for €10,000 along with the prestigious accolade during the live event at Dublin's Vicar Street venue last night, beating favourites, Villagers.

Two Door have experienced a meteoric year after being named one of BBCs Sounds of 2011 bands, having their song What You Know placed on the BBC Radio One play list, and making an appearance on the lauded Later with Jools Holland show.

On their Twitter feed on Friday morning, the band said: "We won the Choice Music Prize 2011! Thank you all so much for your support and love. X"

The band are from Bangor and Donaghadee, in County Down and were formed in early 2007.

Composed of band members Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble and Kevin Baird, they are signed to the highly respected French record label Kitsuné Music.

The band have also been nominated for 'The Breaking Woodie (emerging artist)' award for the MTV Woodies - a special award show for indie rock and hip-hop acts – scheduled to take place later this year.

"We're up against some stiff competition such as Sleigh Bells and Local Natives. The public decides the winner of this award – so we need your help!" the band said.


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