VO5 NME Awards 2017: The best team ups from ceremonies past Rhian Daly 12:02 pm - Jan 5, 2017 0shares 0shares The show has long been a place to make new best friends for music's finest TAGS: nme awards 1/37 2/37 Kasabian and The Horrors (2012) Wouldn’t have expected Kasabian and princes of darkness The Horrors to be mates, but that’s the great thing about the NME awards – they bring everyone together. Aw. 3/37 Johnny Marr and Justin Young (2013) The Vaccines’ Justin Young and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr pair up for a quick performance. 4/37 Ronnie Wood and Florence Welch (2013) The ol’ charmer Ronnie Wood dives in for a peck on the cheek with the ever-glamourous Florence Welch. 5/37 Eoin Loveless and Ellie Rowsell (2014) Rivals in the Best New Band category in 2014, but friends at heart – it’s Eoin from Drenge and Ellie from Wolf Alice. 6/37 Chilli Jesson and Johnny Marr (2014) Palma Violets frontman Chilli gets the kiss of approval from Marr. 7/37 Johnny Marr and Jarvis Cocker (2014) And here the legendary guitarist gets ready to savour some tasty pizza with Jarvis Cocker. 8/37 Damon Albarn and Paul McCartney (2014) Props to our photographer for staying cool enough to catch this meeting of icons while everyone else presumably wet themselves with excitement. 9/37 MKS and Metronomy (2014) MKS (fka Sugababes, obvs) join Metronomy to open the 2014 ceremony. 10/37 Harry Koisser and Cavan McCarthy (2014) A little Birmingham love-in from Peace’s Harry and Swim Deep’s Cavan. 11/37 Jamie T and Florence Welch (2015) Old friends Jamie and Florence reunite in 2015. They were practically inseparable throughout the show according to the amount of photos we’ve got of them together. 12/37 Simon Rix and Freddie Cowan (2015) Kaiser Chiefs bassist Simon no doubt passes on some words of wisdom to The Vaccines’ guitarist Freddie. 13/37 Girls Aloud and Arctic Monkeys (2007) Arctic Monkeys covered the pop group’s massive single ‘Love Machine’ in 2006 and a year later the two bands got the chance to meet. 14/37 Lovefoxxx and Simon Taylor (2007) AKA the king and queen of nu rave. 15/37 Pennie, Jamie Reynolds, Beth Ditto and Joe Spurgeon (2007) What a blast from the past this photo is, featuring members of The Automatic, Klaxons, The Gossip and The Horrors. 16/37 Kate Nash and Billy Bragg (2007) Kate and Billy teamed up during the ’07 ceremony to perform ‘Foundations’ and ‘A New England’ together. 17/37 Gallows and Lethal Bizzle (2008) Hardcore punks Gallows collaborated with grime artist Lethal Bizzle on their cover of The Ruts’ ‘Staring At The Rude Bois’ in 2007 and brought their incendiary version to the indigO2 in 2008. 18/37 Cerys Matthews and Nicky Wire (2008) The Catatonia singer was a special guest during Manic Street Preachers’ Godlike Genius performance. 19/37 Albert Hammond Jr, Mark Ronson, Steffan Halperin, Jamie Reynolds and Har Mar Superstar (2008) The NME Awards USA were a star-studded affair with celebrities, indie and otherwise, filling LA’s El Rey Theatre. 20/37 James Allan and Florence Welch (2009) NME Awards Tour buddies Glasvegas’ James and Florence share a giggle. 21/37 Klaxons and Crystal Castles (2009) This boozy photo was actually from the beginning of the night in 2009. Imagine what the scene was by the end. 22/37 Nick McCarthy, Elly Jackson and Alex Kapranos (2009) Half of Franz Ferdinand stop for a quick snap with La Roux before hitting the stage to cover Blondie’s ‘Call Me’ together. 23/37 Brody Dalle and Eagulls (2014) The Distillers’ frontwoman handed the Leeds band their prize for Best Music Video in 2014. 24/37 Joe Mount and Jarvis Cocker (2014) Now this is a collaboration we’d like to see – Metronomy’s Joe Mount and Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker pull out their best candid poses in the winners’ room. 25/37 Lily Allen and Elly Jackson (2010) Lily just loves a bit of La Roux. 26/37 Marina And The Diamonds and Biffy Clyro (2010) Marina joins the Scots trio for a slowed down cover of their hit ‘Many Of Horror’. 27/37 Mark Ronson and The Drums (2010) The Drums celebrate their Phillip Hall Radar Award victory by, er, hanging in the corridor with Mark Ronson. 28/37 Bobby Gillespie and Mick Jones (2010) Two legends together again. The Clash hero also joined Primal Scream on stage at the NME Awards 2007. 29/37 Charli XCX and Chrissie Hynde (2015) Reigning pop queen Charli meets one of her predecessors in the winners’ room. 30/37 Dom Boyce, Harry Koisser, James Dean Bradfield (2015) Half of Peace horse around with the Manics’ James Dean Bradfield. 31/37 Jimmy Page and Run The Jewels (2015) The Led Zeppelin guitarist is treated to a Run The Jewels sandwich. Tasty. 32/37 Jimmy Page and Royal Blood (2015) And then immediately jumped into a Royal Blood one. A busy night indeed. 33/37 Serge Pizzorno and Felix White (2015) Don’t let their angry faces fool you – the Kasabian and Maccabees guitarists are two of the nicest men in music. 34/37 Laurie Vincent and Gary Powell (2016) Slaves’ guitarist Laurie pounces on the Libertines’ drummer. 35/37 Foals and Bring Me The Horizon (2016) How’s this for a gang picture? Two of the biggest British bands around squeeze in tight for this shot. Credit: Dean Chalkley 36/37 Jordan Cardy and Carl Barat (2016) Carl’s one of Rat Boy’s heroes, if you couldn’t tell from his face. Credit: Dean Chalkley 37/37 Theo Ellis, Joel Amey, Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman (2016) Those cheeky Slaves boys get up close and personal with their fellow guests again.