The 1975 beat Arctic Monkeys to win Best Group at the BRITs 2019
20 February 2019, 20:29 | Updated: 21 February 2019, 16:17
Matty Healy and co have pipped Alex Turner and co to the post in at the prestigious awards ceremony this year.
The Love It If We Made It band, who are fronted by Matty Healy, beat out stiff competition from the Sheffield band and Gorillaz, Little Mix and Years & Years to take home the gong.
Singer Healy used their acceptance speech to show allegiance with women amid allegations of sexual misconduct within the industry, referring to a recent article written by Guardian journalist Laura Snapes about the musician Ryan Adams.
Watch his speech, where he quoted a journalist friend, below:
He said: “A friend of ours, Laura Snapes, said this and I thought that we should all think about it. She said that in music, male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of difficult artists. Whilst women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don’t understand art."
Previously speaking to John Kennedy about his young fanbase, the Chocolate star mused: "Kids are very smart. People are smart. There's so many young women who are into our band and I have learned so much from them".
He added: "And there is quite a tight door policy on our band. It can be quite difficult to get into us, especially on our last two records. If you were someone like my age, because you have to like me and that takes time.
"I'm annoying at the start, because there's so much. So... you have to let that happen and then you have to go 'actually, I get this.' But we'll get there."
Watch BRITs Critics' Choice Award Winner Sam Fender play Dead Boys in his stunning session for Radio X: