Thursday 19 October 2017

Oasis nominated for three NME gongs

Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs
Oasis have been nominated for three NME gongs

Oasis have shown they are gone but not forgotten after landing three nominations at the NME Awards, including best British band - despite splitting five months ago.

Arctic Monkeys, whose third album Humbug topped the charts last year, have the highest hopes for next month's event after landing nods for six awards.

Kasabian are their biggest challengers with five nominations, while Muse clock up four.

Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys go head-to-head in five categories - Best British Band, Live band, Album, Video and the new 'giving it back' award which recognises acts who are generous to fans.

Making up the best British band category for the music paper's annual awards are Muse and Biffy Clyro.

Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys said: "It's a good thing knowing we're still up for these awards - Kasabian have said that there aren't any other proper rock bands apart from us and them. I don't necessarily agree completely but I know what they're saying. I think we're just co-existing nicely."

Oasis have been voted onto the shortlists for best video, best live event and best British band.

Florence And The Machine three nominations, while GaGa and La Roux both landed a pair each.

The prized best album title will be fought between Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, Kasabian's West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Muse's The Resistance, the Cribs' Ignore The Ignorant and The Horrors' Primary Colours.

Winners will be announced at the Shockwaves NME Awards on February 24 at the O2 Academy Brixton, in south London.

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