Alt-J among Breakthrough Act nominees at Brits

Alt-J's album 'An Awesome Wave' won them the 2012 Mercury Music Prize
Alt-J's album 'An Awesome Wave' won them the 2012 Mercury Music Prize Credit: PA

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J have a chance for a second gong after being nominated in the British Breakthrough Act category at the Brit Awards nominations launch.

The indie-rock quartet will compete against Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware and Rita Ora for the prize.

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