NME Awards Tour And Beyond – A Month Of Incredible Live Music

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The NME Awards Tour 2012 ended in glorious style earlier in the week, with headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Tribes, Metronomy and Azealis Banks giving great performances. Plus of course a series of incredible NME Awards shows have been taking in place in London for the last few weeks. Here are the photo highlights.

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Photo: Andy Willsher/NME
Sam Halliday and Alex Trimble from headliners Two Door Cinema Club rock out. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Two Door Cinema Club play to a rapturous crowd during the closing night of the tour at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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“Even the ginger one!” How cheeky can you get? Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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Alex Trimble and Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club previewed tracks from their forthcoming second album during the Brixton date of the show. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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Sam Halliday, Alex Trimble and a crutches bound Kevin Baird have a fag break out by their tourbus. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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The new tracks Two Door Cinema Club played included ‘Handshake’,’This Is Moon’ and ‘Sleep Alone’. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Metronomy leader Joe Mount wearing his trademark flashing light prop. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Oscar Cash, Joe Mount and Gbenga Adelekan from Metronomy rock out during ‘The Look’. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Metronomy played a mix of new tracks from 2011’s ‘The English Riviera’ album and some older tracks from ‘Nights Out’. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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“This is where we’ve hidden the vodka!” Metronomy’s Joe Mount and Gbenga Adelekan inside their tourbus. It ain’t all glamour…Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny Lloyd has spotted something wacky on our cameraman’s lens. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Miguel Demelo was very proud to have discovered the “C” chord. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny Lloyd and Dan White share a moment on stage. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny Lloyd joins Two Door Cinema Club’s Alex Trimble and Kevin Baird admire the Beverly Knight poster. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny Lloyd chats to the crowd at the O2 Brixton Academy on the final night of the tour. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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Tribes’ Johnny Lloyd presses some fan flesh at Brixton. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Tribes’ Miguel Demelo attempts to get some ‘me time’ in the midst of the madness. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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Azealia Banks brought along her own Central Perk style coffee shop sign. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Azealia Banks sports a rather fetching furry pink jacket backstage. Photo: Takeshi Suga/NME

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Azealia Banks’ set included covers of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’ and the Prodigy’s ‘Firestarter’. Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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Frank Carter debuted his new band Pure Love during a Valentine’s Day show at London’s Bush Hall. Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Pure Love’s songs were more melodic than Gallows’. During the show Frank Carter said: “I learned how to sing didn’t I?” Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

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Swedish duo Icona Pop played London’s Lexington on February 9th. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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The Black Keys headlined Alexandra Palace with support from Band Of Skulls. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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A Howler fan gets inventive with a customized T-shirt. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Mid set a horrified The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach remembers last nights ‘dwarves in the tourbus’ incident. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Ryan Jarman from The Cribs rocks out during the closing NME Awards 2012 Show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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The Cribs fans inevitably go crowd surfing wild during their set. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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The Cribs debuted songs from their forthcoming new album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ during the show at London’s ULU. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Ryan Jarman settles down on the floor for a solo. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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“Johnny who?” Ryan Jarman chats with eager Cribs fans after their show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Marina And The Diamonds unveiled her Electra Heart persona at her O2 Shepherds Bush Empire show. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Proud Marina fans show off their personalised tickets. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Marina And The Diamonds debuted songs from her forthcoming second album ‘Electra Heart’. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Alabama Shakes headlined London’s Boston Arms. Actor Russell Crowe was in attendance. Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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Kurt Vile does his best ‘Otto The Bus Driver’ impression at London’s Koko. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Backstage after his show, Kurt Vile relaxes on one of Koko’s famous red sofas. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Eugene McGuinness unveiled his snazzy new direction during his show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. Photo: Emilie Bailey/NME

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Matthew Hayward from Band Of Skulls plays a double drum roll during their headlining XOYO show. Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

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Will Daunt of Zulu Winter rocks out intensely during their show London’s Cargo.Photo: Gideon Marshall/NME

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S.C.U.M’s Tom Cohen whips his microphone aloft during their Bush Hall show with Big Deal and Toy. Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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The Drums’ Jonathan Pierce taunts the crowd at London’s Roundhouse by telling them that he’s the only guy wearing a red jacket. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

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Jacob Graham and Jonathan Pierce from The Drums do their best ‘model faces’ backstage at London’s Roundhouse. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

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Drums fans show their ability to do the ‘finger point’ dance. Well done everyone. Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME
Photo: Annika Mottershaw /NME

We caught up with Two Door Cinema Club, Metronomy, Tribes and Azealia Banks in this behind the scenes video: