Sheffield band Bring Me The Horizon respond to Brit Awards nomination
Sheffield group Bring Me The Horizon have been nominated for best band in the BRIT Awards.
They are up against Bastille, Coldplay, D-Block Europe and Foals for the prestigious prize.
Responding to news of the nomination yesterday, Saturday, January 11, the group tweeted simply ‘nice one’.
The rockers’ sixth album Amo soared to the top of the UK charts last year, ending a 28 week run at the summit for The Greatest Showman film soundtrack.
Frontman Oli Sykes last year raised more than £2,000 through his Drop Dead clothing company for the RSPCA Animal Centre in Attercliffe after burglars forced their way in and stole a van used by the charity.
He is also behind the popular arcade bar Church, Temple of Fun, housed in the listed Osborn Works in Kelham Island.
Bring Me The Horizon last year earned a Grammy nomination in the best rock song category for MANTRA, but the five-piece lost out to St Vincent.
Despite the success of their last album, there was a backlash from some fans who objected to the departure from the heavier, metal sound of their earlier work.
The BRIT Awards shortlist was revealed on ITV last night, and this year’s ceremony is due to take place on February 18 at The O2 in London.
Singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave are the most nominated artists, with both of them up for four awards including best male solo artist and song of the year.