Friday 24 February 2017

Muse and Kasabian scoop NME awards

Kasabian were big winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards
Kasabian were big winners at the Shockwaves NME Awards

Muse and Kasabian have become the kings of the Shockwaves NME Awards, but Oasis failed to pick up a single gong despite receiving three nominations.

Riding high after their Brits success last week, Kasabian scooped best album and best album artwork for West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

Muse also picked up two awards, beating Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian to be named best British band as well as receiving the best website prize.

Arctic Monkeys, who had the most nominations with six, were named best live band following their sell-out tour last year.

Blur won the live event category, taking home the award for their much-lauded reunion show at Hyde Park last summer.

La Roux bagged her first NME award - best dancefloor filler - for In For The Kill. Bombay Bicycle Club were named best new band and Glastonbury received the best festival gong.

Lily Allen became the inaugural winner of the giving it back fans award after staging treasure hunts for lucky fans to find free tickets to her world tour.

American rockers Paramore were named best international band at the glitzy event at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London, hosted by singer Jarvis Cocker.

The Specials collected the outstanding contribution award before performing Too Much Too Young and Gangsters.

Modfather Paul Weller closed the show after receiving the godlike genius award, presented to him by Bobby Gillespie and Mick Jones, and said: "What can I say - it's taken them 30 years to realise it."

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