Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro were on their best behaviour at the Mercury Prize ceremony on Tuesday (07Sep10) - because they had an important meeting to obtain American visas the following morning.
The band had hoped to scoop the coveted prize at the London event, where their album Only Revolutions was nominated for the top honour.
But after losing out to London rockers The XX, the Mountains hitmakers refused to drown their sorrows at an afterparty - because they were determined to be approved for their U.S. visas.
Their tour manager explains, "We're trying to keep it low-key otherwise they'll be slurring through the meeting."