Arctic Monkeys Get 5 NME Awards

ARCTIC MONKEYS continued their winning ways since the BRITS, picking up five fingers at the NME AWARDS in London. The Sheffield band scooped Best British Band and Best Live Band at the event held at the Brixton Academy. The awards follow the Best British Band and Best British Album at last weeks BRIT Awards.

The ceremony also saw Blondie collect the NME Godlike Genius award, Scot group Belle and Sebastian pick up the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution to Music award and Damon Albarn for Best Innovation. Sir Paul McCartney also collected the Songwriters Songwriter award.

Whilst most awards celebrated the successes in music; Harry Styles, who was not present at the event, collected the Villian of the Year for the second year running – beating Russian President Vladimir Putin and Miley Cyrus to the accolade. Surprisingly, Manchester group The 1975 were awarded Worst Band, beating Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars and One Direction in the unusual category.

The full list of winners of the NME Awards are:

BEST BRITISH BAND
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Disclosure
Foals
Palma Violets
Two Door Cinema Club

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND
Haim
Arcade Fire
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend
Queens Of The Stone Age

BEST SOLO ARTIST
Lily Allen
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
Kanye West
Lorde
Paul McCartney

BEST NEW BAND
Drenge
Chvrches
Courtney Barnett
Jagwar Ma
Swim Deep
Wolf Alice

BEST LIVE BAND
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Haim
Palma Violets
Queens Of The Stone Age
Savages

BEST ALBUM
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Drenge – Drenge
Kanye West – Yeezus
Peace – In Love
QOTSA – …Like Clockwork
Savages – Silence Yourself

BEST TRACK
Disclosure – ‘White Noise’
Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’
Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’
Primal Scream – ‘2013’

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Eagulls – ‘Nerve Endings’
Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’
Haim – ‘Falling’
Lily Allen – ‘Hard Out Here’
Pharell – ‘Happy’

BEST FESTIVAL
Glastonbury
Bestival
Latitude
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park
V

BEST REISSUE
The Clash – Sound System
The Beta Band – The Regal Years: 1997–2004
The Breeders – LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)
Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)
Nirvana – In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

BEST BAND BLOG OR TWITTER
Alana Haim, Haim
Albert Hammond Jr
Grimes
James Blunt
Jehnny Beth – Savages
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts

GODLIKE GENIUS AWARD
Blondie

SONGWRITERS SONGWRITER
Sir Paul McCartney

AWARD FOR INNOVATION
Damon Albarn

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC
Belle and Sebastian

BEST BOOK
Morrissey – ‘Autobiography’
Alan McGee – ‘Creation Stories’
Beck – ‘Song Reader’
Bob Stanley – ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’
Mark Lewisohn – ‘The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In’
Richard Hell – ‘I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp’

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
Swn
Green Man
Festival Number 6
Kendall Calling
Rockness
Y Not

BEST FAN COMMUNITY
Arctic Monkeys
Hurts
Haim
Morrissey
Muse
Peace

MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR
Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust
Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury
Kanye West brings Jesus on stage
Morrissey’s autobiography is released
Pussy Riot are freed
Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury

WORST BAND
The 1975
30 Seconds To Mars
Imagine Dragons
Muse
One Direction
The Wanted

HERO OF THE YEAR
Alex Turner
David Bowie
Este Haim
Lou Reed
Pussy Riot
Russell Brand

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR
Harry Styles
David Cameron
Miley Cyrus
Robin Thicke
Russell Brand
Vladimir Putin

BEST TV SHOW
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
Fresh Meat
Game Of Thrones
Misfits
Sherlock

BEST MUSIC FILM
Made Of Stone
Good Vibrations
Muscle Shoals
Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
The National: Mistaken For Strangers
Sound City

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Samuel Litherland

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