The Arctic Monkeys aren't impressed at The Ting Tings winning an Ivor:
Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has started a potential war of words with The Ting Tings.
He declared: "The Ivor Novello Awards used to feel like the most meaningful ones but I think they’ve been cheapened.
“I don’t want to be horrible to The Ting Tings but they won it and it’s supposed to be for songwriting. There’s a lot better songwriting ability out there.”
The ability to write a great song isn't always measured in how many puns you can cram in to the tune; being able to lodge in the brain must count for something. Otherwise Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine would have had the Novellos named after them.