The shortlist was confirmed last month for the prestigious annual award, which has previously been won by the likes of Sam Fender, Adele and Florence & The Machine. It recognises the rising British stars who are yet to achieve an Official Album Charts Top 20 or secured more than one Top 20 single in the Official Singles Chart as of October 31, 2023.
It also follows The Last Dinner Party winning our own Rising Star Award at last month’s Rolling Stone UK Awards in collaboration with Rémy Martin, where they also opened the show by performing ‘My Lady of Mercy’.
Speaking of the BRIT Award, they said: “We are so proud beyond measure to have won the BRITs Rising Star. It’s an honour to achieve something so iconic so early on in our career and we can only hope to keep making music that connects with all the incredible people who have listened to and supported us so far. Thank you!”
Speaking to Rolling Stone UK in the new awards issue of the magazine, the band’s keys player Aurora Nischevi discussed their continued evolution, saying: “A lot of the best artists, and the ones that stand the test of time, all have their thumbprint on everything, but they’ve also had a whole career’s worth of development and change. In amongst all of that, there’s something that’s cohesive about all of it. There’s something special in that.”
The band will release debut album Prelude To Ecstasy in early 2024, and the BRIT Awards will take place on March 2.