NORTH Oxford band Glass Animals will find out tonight whether they have won the most coveted award in British rock.

The band, which formed at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, are shortlisted for their second album How To Be A Human Being. They are up against such high-profile acts as Ed Sheeran, the XX, Stormzy, Loyle Carner, J Hus and previous winners Alt-J.

Glass Animals found fame with their 2014 debut Zaba and have since toured the world, finding huge success in America and Australia. Their tune Gooey was the second most shared track on the music streaming site Spotify in 2014.

The four-piece of Dave Bayley, Drew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer and Joe Seaward, describe their blend of pop, trip-hop, dance and electronica as “hip-hop holding a pineapple”

Asked about the band’s fame, Mr Bayley previously told us: “It’s very surreal. I don’t like thinking about it very much. I just want to keep my head down and focus on keeping the project going.

The winner will be revealed at an awards show tonight.