From The Cribs To La Roux, 12 Stunning Photos Of The NME Awards Shows With Austin, Texas

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February is nearly over and with it finishes this year’s run of NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas. The past month has seen some of music’s greatest and brightest take over London’s venues for some riotous and sweat-drenched shows, from flame-haired electro-pop queen La Roux dazzling Koko to Canadian giants Death From Above 1979 bringing Brixton Academy to its knees with humungous riffs and sheer energy.

Photo: Derek Bremner/NMELa Roux looks as sharp as ever as she gives ‘Trouble In Paradise’ another airing. Derek Bremner/NME

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NMETwin Peaks eye up the 100 Club crowd with menace. Pooneh Ghana/NME

Photo: Jordan Hughes/NMEThe Cribs play a typically raucous and passionate show at Camden’s Electric Ballroom as they air material from new album ‘For All My Sisters’. Jordan Hughes/NME

Photo: Jordan Hughes/NMEPeace celebrate the release of their second album ‘Happy People’ with Led Zeppelin covers and blistering versions of the new tracks. Jordan Hughes/NME

Photo: Jordan Hughes/NMEPeace’s Sam Koisser bounces along with an ecstatic crowd at London’s Heaven. Jordan Hughes/NME

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo/NMEInterpol’s Daniel Kessler puts in an energetic turn as the New York band wow Kentish Town Forum. Wunmi Onibudo/NME

Photo: Derek Bremner/NMEGlaswegian duo Honeyblood add some fun to their grunge-indebted performance. Derek Bremner/NME

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo/NMEDrenge frontman Eoin Loveless surveys the carnage before him as the Sheffield-based band preview new tunes. Wunmi Onibudo/NME

Photo: Pooneh Ghana/NMEThe mighty Death From Above 1979 bring beefed up riffs to Brixton Academy. Pooneh Ghana/NME

Photo: Emma Viola Lilja/NMEDarlia’s Nathan Day falls to the floor during a high-octane set for the Blackpool trio. Emma Viola Lilja/NME

Photo: Emma Viola Lilja/NMEDarlia take over The Garage with screaming grunge licks and infectious choruses. Emma Viola Lilja/NME

Photo: Wunmi Onibudo/NMESouth London’s Childhood scale new heights during their hazy show at XOYO. Wunmi Onibudo/NME