Fucked Up Win Polaris Prize

The band win Canada's award for album of the year, beating Metric and Great Lake Swimmers.

Posted 23rd September 2009 in News | By Clickmusic News Desk

Fucked Up have been awarded 2009's Polaris Prize at a ceremony in Toronto last night, 22nd September.

The prize is given to the Canadian album of the year, as voted by industry professionals. This year, the winner was Fucked Up's 'The Chemistry of Common Life', which beat releases from the likes of Metric and Great Lake Swimmers.

Frontman Damian 'Pink Eyes' Abraham told the Torontoist after winning: "Until this year, we in Fucked Up have never felt part of the Canadian 'music community'; we've never really toured Canada, never received any sort of grant money.

Previous winners of the Polaris Prize are Caribou, Patrick Watson and Final Fantasy.

The 2009 nominees were:

Elliot Brood - 'Mountain Meadows'
Fucked Up - 'The Chemistry of Common Life'
Great Lake Swimmers - 'Lost Channels'
Hey Rosetta! - 'Into Your Lungs'
K-Naan - 'Troubadour'
Malajube - 'Labyrinthes'
Metric - 'Fantasies'
Joel Plaskett - 'Three'
Chad VanGaalen - 'Soft Airplane'
Patrick Watson - 'Wooden Arms'