Manchester band Elbow have won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize for their fourth album 'The Seldom Seen Kid'.

The quintet were presented with the award, and a cheque for £20,000, by Jools Holland at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

The Guy Garvey-led band beat off competition from the likes of favourite Burial, British Sea Power and Radiohead to scoop the accolade, which their debut album 'Asleep In the Back' was also previously nominated for.

So, I was wrong with my Krauss/Plant hunch - but absolutely delighted that the award has gone to a deserved winner.

Of course, Elbow play two dates next month at the Ambassador - October 27th (sold out) and 28th (tickets still on sale).

The winner of our competition will be announced and contacted tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

[UPDATE: Congratulations Eoin, you correctly predicted that Elbow would win - expect an email today.]