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Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 - Trouble In The Message Centre?

By Luke Lewis

Posted on 25 Feb 09


Well, here we are backstage at the O2 Brixton Academy, waiting for the bands to finish soundchecking (as I type this White Lies are running through 'Death', just to get us in the backslapping party spirit).

And everything seems to be working fine. There's just one problem: it's insanely cramped in here. 10 writers, 12 laptops, 6 photographers, 5 video cameras and about a mile of cabling - all squeezed within a dingy 2m x 8m antechamber.

Tempers are already starting to fray. And there's still three hours 'til showtime...


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