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NME Awards shows 2009

  • Four budding Ida Marias go wild at her Shockwaves NME Awards Show last night (Feb 12). The dates continue across the country for the next two weeks until the NME Awards themselves. Check out NME.COM/GIGS for any remaining tickets.

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  • Ida Maria and band lark around backstage at Manchester's Club Academy last night (Feb 12). Maria reportedly has the condition synesthesia, which enables her to see colours when she hears music, fact fans. Pic: Danny North

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  • For a full review of Ida Maria's triumphant Shockwaves NME Awards Show in Manchester check out next week's NME, which has all the details - from the mosh barrier to the dressing room. Pic: Danny North

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  • Ida Maria in mid-headbang at her Shockwaves NME Awards Show with Flashguns and Middle Class Rut at Manchester's Club Academy. This year the shows stretched out even further across the UK and Ireland, taking in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast. Pic: Danny North

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  • The Gaslight Anthem backstage at their headline Shockwaves NME Awards show with Frank Turner and The Polar Bear Club. Check out NME.COM/BLOGS for an exclusive backstage video interview with the band. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The Gaslight Anthem onstage at London's Shepherds Bush Empire last Sunday (Feb 8). The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows continue tonight with Mystery Jets, Little Boots, and Amazing Baby at the same venue and continue for another fortnight. Check out NME.COM/GIGS for the few remaining tickets to some of the shows. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • The View stormed London's KOKO this week for their Shockwaves NME Awards Show with Twisted Wheel and Tommy Sparks. During the 20-song set the band were joined by a string trio they referred to as "Dirty Pretty Strings". Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • A fight broke out between one of The Views's friends and venue staff near their end of the Shockwaves NME Awards show on Tuesday (Feb 10), with the band rushing offstage to see what was going on. Frontman Kyle Falconer returned alone for a solo rendition of Oasis' 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Hotly-tipped newcomers Twisted Wheel played a ten-song before The View on Tuesday, watched by all four members of the Dundee band. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Crowdsurfing was of course mandatory at The View's typically ramshackle Shockwaves NME Awards Show. Their set packed in 20 of their finest moments from 'Same Jeans' to 'Superstar Tradesmen', 'Shock Horror' and 'Face For The Radio'. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Newcomer Tommy Sparks kicked things off at The View's Shockwaves NME Awards Show with a ten-track set that included his debut single 'I'm A Rope', which is out on Monday (Feb 16). Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Asobi Seksu supported Howling Bells this week at their Shockwaves NME Awards Show, along with newcomers Red Light Company. The New York shoegazers release their new album 'Hush' in the US on Monday (Feb 16). Pic: Richard Johnson

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  • Frank Turner provided some sterling support for The Gaslight Anthem at London's Shepherds Bush Empire this week. We were there for a backstage chat, head over to NME.COM/BLOGS for the full video interview. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Howling Bells play a Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London's Islington Academy this week. For a full video interview with Juanita and the guys head over to NME.COM/BLOGS now. Pic: Richard Johnson

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  • Red Light Company opened up for Asobi Seksu and Howling Bells at their Shockwaves NME Awards Show this week. Their debut album, 'Fine Fascination', hits the shops on March 2- and the band take to the road in support of it soon after. Check out NME.COM/ARTISTS for more info. Pic: Richard Johnson

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    Added: 17 Feb 2009