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The NME Awards with Austin, Texas are mere weeks away and it’s shaping up pretty nicely. Coldplay will pick up the Godlike Genius award and perform on the night alongside Bring Me The Horizon at London’s o2 Academy Brixton on February 17. There’s still time for you to decide which of your favourite acts gets to pick up the infamous middle-finger statue though. Who will you pick for Best International Solo Artist supported by Nikon, Kendrick Lamar or Grimes? And Foals and The Libertines are battling it out for Best British Band, but only one can win. The power is in your hands.

You can vote here, but if you’re still unsure, here’s a gentle nudge from your favourite musicians and actors for who they think should win on the night.

Ellie Rowsell - Wolf Alice



Best British Band
The 1975
“I’d go with The 1975 ‘cos they've got intensely dedicated fans, massive bangers and an incredible new live show.”

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
Skepta
“Grime is brilliantly British and Skepta seems to be leading the way.”



Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Tame Impala
“They are the most important guitar band right now.”

Best International Solo Artist supported by Nikon
Kendrick Lamar
“It’s hard to choose between Kendrick and Grimes, but if I have to, I’ll choose Kendrick”

David Duchovny



Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Alabama Shakes
“I’ll go with Alabama Shakes because I like to support the newcomers and I didn’t know some of those other bands nominated!”



Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
Ed Sheeran
“I think he’s a good songwriter and he’s got a wonderful voice. he was very kind for my daughter and signed a guitar for her. he wrote on the guitar: “This is not for the wall, this is to be played.’ i like that.”

Best Live Band
Catfish And The Bottlemen
“I’ve never seen or heard of any of these nominated, but I’ll still vote because that’s how people vote for Catfish And The Bottlemen because that’s a great name for a band.”

The Last Shadow Puppets



Best Album supported by HMV
Tame Impala - ‘Currents’
Alex Turner: “A break-up record from the point of view of the person responsible - f**king hell, wish I’d thought of that!”

Best New Artist supported by Topman
Yak
Miles Kane: “I really like their song ‘Smile’ and their last single ‘No’. they’ve got some good songs.”



Best Live Band supported by Red Stripe
Royal Blood
Alex Turner: “They shook the room so much Miles’s left eyebrow fell off. It’s only just grown back.”

The Maccabees



Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
Noel Gallagher
Orlando Weeks: “I love ‘The Dying Of The Light’ and ‘The Right Stuff’ off the new record.”

Best International Solo Artist supported by Nikon
Kendrick Lamar
Orlando Weeks: “He’s made one of the albums of the year, one that will last a very long time.”



Best British Band
Foals
Felix White: "I wish nothing but good things for this band. the shows I saw of theirs over the summer were great!”

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
The Strokes
Felix White: “A vote for past glories and sort of ‘fingers-crossed-for-things-to-come’ vote.”

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