The Last Dinner Party Performs “Nothing Matters” & Cover of Florence + The Machine's “Dog Days Are Over” on BBC Radio 1's Sound of 2024
British indie rock band The Last Dinner Party, consisting of Georgia Davies (bass), Lizzie Mayland (guitar), Abigail Morris (vocals), Aurora Nishevci (keyboard) and Emily Roberts (guitar), won BBC Radio 1's Sound Of Award 2024.
The band is the first guitar band to win since Haim in 2013.
In the past, BBC Radio 1's Sound Of Award's winners were Adele, Stormzy, Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi, HAIM, and PinkPantheress.
The band said, “We are overjoyed to have won BBC Radio 1's Sound Of Award for 2024. We predict amazing things happening in music this year and it is truly an honour to even be a part of it. BBC Radio has championed us and so many other young artists from the start of their careers, we still can't believe it every time we hear one of our songs being played. Every artist who has been nominated or won over the years is such a powerhouse, it humbles us to join their ranks! Thank you to guitar music for never dying. Bands are back, baby.”
To celebrate, the band perform “Nothing Matters” and a cover of British indie rock band Florence + The Machine's “Dog Days Are Over” at BBC Maida Vale in London.
“Nothing Matters” was released as their debut song in April 2023.
Originally, the song was written as a ballad of then-current romantic relationship by the band lead singer Abigail Morris.
Abigail Morris said of the song, “I very rarely write love songs - I only write about heartbreak. It's just easier and more dramatic. [But] I was with my boyfriend at the time and I was very happy.”
The band bassist Georgia Davies added, “It was really a song that became itself once it was in the hands of the band. It was one completely different thing when it first started and it needed to be played live and have everyone's input.”
“Dog Days Are Over” was released by Florence + The Machine from their debut album “Lungs” in 2009.
It was written by Florence Welch and Isabella Summers.
This time, Florence Welch let The Last Dinner Party know to win BBC Radio 1's Sound Of Award with BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders.
Georgia Davies said, “I discovered her music when I was nine on [Australian radio station] Triple J, and I was like, 'Oh my God, I feel understood and connected to this person who lives on the other side of the world. So for her to say that she's proud of us? It's insane.”
- source : BBC