Rock legend thanks wife for 'dancing' as he beats Arctic Monkeys and Laura Mvula to take title
Andrew Trendell

15:53 22nd May 2014

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds have been named Best Album at this year's Ivor Novello Awards - beating fellow nominees Arctic Monkeys and Laura Mvula to take the top prize at this year's ceremony. See the full list of winners below.

Accepting the award for his incredible Push The Sky Away album, Nick Cave dedicated the Ivor to his wife Susie, 'who dances through most of the songs on this record.'

"This is the one to get," Cave told the crowd. "We don't really go to many of these awards ceremonies but we go to this one.

"I just want to thank everyone. Warren has written the last album with me and suddenly we are getting this kind of stuff. He taught me how to dispose of three chords and get down to just one chord."

Cave was nominated alongside Arctic Monkeys for AM and Laura Mvula for her debut, Sing To The Moon.

The winners at the 2014 Ivor Novello Awards were:

PRS for Music Most Performed Work
Let Her Go - Passenger

The Ivors Classical Music Award
John McCabe

Best Television Soundtrack
Ripper Street - Dominik Scherrer

Best Contemporary Song
Retrograde - James Blake

International Achievement
Mumford & Sons

Best Original Film Score
The Epic Of Everest

The Ivors Inspiration Award
Jerry Dammers

Abum Award
Push The Sky Away - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

PRS for Music Outstanding Contribution To British Music
Jeff Beck

Best Song Musically And Lyrically
Strong - London Grammar

Songwriter Of The Year
Tom Odell

Outstanding Song Collection
The Chemical Brothers

Lifetime Achievement
Christine McVie

PRS for Music Special International Award
Nile Rodgers

Below: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, live in Helsinki in 2013

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