Saturday 23 September 2017

Muse and Kasabian scoop NME awards

Bombay Bicycle Club were named best new band at the 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards
Bombay Bicycle Club were named best new band at the 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards

Muse and Kasabian were the kings of the Shockwaves NME Awards, while 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 received the most nominations with six nods, were named best live band following their sell-out tour last year.

Despite Oasis imploding when Noel Gallagher walked out last summer, the band were in the running for a hat-trick of awards, also including best video and best live event, but they were left empty-handed.

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher made a surly appearance when picking up an award for the best Brits album of the past 30 years, and was branded a "knobhead" last week by host Peter Kay.

Oasis were beaten by their former Britpop rivals Blur in the live event category.

Blur won the award for their much-lauded reunion show at Hyde Park last summer.

Outlandish singer Lady Gaga, another Brits winner, received more awards - winning both the best dressed and the worst dressed prizes.

NME editor Krissi Murison said 3.6 million votes were cast this year "proving that music fans are as passionate as ever". She described Muse and Kasabian as "rock royalty".

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