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Photo Gallery: Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 - winners, live performances and backstage action

  • Spinnerette pose for the cameras. The band - who were featured in last week's NME - are fronted by The Distillers' Brody Dalle.

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  • Comedian Leigh Francis of 'Bo Selecta' fame arrives at the O2 Academy Brixton, February 25. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Franz Ferdinand vocalist Alex Kapranos at the O2 Academy Brixton, February 25. Franz are due to perform live (alongside a surprise special guest) at the ceremony, which you can watch on Channel 4 on Friday night (February 27). Pic: Jacob Perlmutter

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  • Girls Aloud send the tabloid photographers into a frenzy as they arrive at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 in Brixton, but will Sarah get as drunk as she did at the Brits? Pic: PA Photos

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  • Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis turn up to the awards. The pair have just officially announced the appearance of Bruce Springsteen at this year's shindig. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Spinnerette frontwoman and ex-Distiller Brody Dalle poses for cameras at the O2 Brixton Academy. The stars' entrance is an assault course of photographers and video interviews; check out our webcam for all the action live. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Kasabian's Tom Meighan strikes a pose for the photographers as he turns up for the awards. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Glasvegas and Florence together? Could this mean a collaboration is on the cards? We're not saying anything... Pic: Jacob Perlmutter

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  • Designer Henry Holland was kept outside in the cold for a while before Pixie Geldof turned up in a flash car to accompany him in. Keep clicking for more pictures as the night progresses.

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  • Godlike Genius Robert Smith sent waiting fans into a frenzy when he showed up tonight. Dozens of women hung off O2 Brixton Academy's balcony screaming and taking pictures. Hang tight for a very special performance from the band later. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Franz Ferdinand reveal their love affair with primary colours as they hit the red carpet. The band spent ages chatting to the media while the likes of Peter Doherty swanned by on the phone. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Klaxons and Crystal Castles get tucked into the free drinks. What state Jamie Reynolds is in by the time he presents Best DVD in fifteen minutes is anyone's guess. Pic: Danny North

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  • Friendly Fires pose with Charlie Brooker (who's actually on a table with Little Boots and Kate Jackson) just before the ceremony begins. Pic: Danny North

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  • Carl Barat made his entrance fifteen minutes after Peter Doherty tonight. Listen in to nmeradio.co.uk for interviews with all the winners as they come off stage. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Jamie Reynolds from Klaxons shows his cheeky face at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. He's here to present the Best DVD award. Pic: Jacob Perlmutter

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  • Alex and Miles - aka The Last Shadow Puppets - turn up to the awards. They're nominated for Best Video this year. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Grace Jones arrives at Brixton. She presented the first award of the night, for Best Live Band, which went to Muse. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Silent Witness' Emilia Fox arrives at the awards. NME Radio has interviews with all the winners tonight so tune in via NME.COM/RADIO now to hear the latest. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elbow recruited a 20-piece orchestra for their opening performance tonight, running through 'Grounds For Divorce' to a thrilled crowd. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elbow hit the foliage-scattered stage to play 'Grounds For Divorce' at O2 Brixton Academy for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. The band are up for a special surprise later this evening so keep with NME.COM for more details.

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  • NME Editor Conor McNicholas greets the crowds at the start of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. Keep with NME.COM for full coverage throughout the night.

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  • Jamie Reynolds from Klaxons and Florence Welch present Arctic Monkeys with the award for Best DVD. It was directed by The I.T. Crowd's Richard Ayoade.

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  • White Lies kick the madness off with a performance of 'Death'. Keep up with all the NME Awards action live on NME Radio tonight, and watch highlights on NME TV from Friday. Pic: Danny North

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  • White Lies play first for the crowd before the ceremony proper begins. The Daily Download blog is giving away a free remix of the band's new single to celebrate their performance. Head over to NME.COM/BLOGS to download it now. Pic: PA Photos

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  • MGMT, winners of the NME Track Of The Year and Album Of The Year 2008, claim the Best New Band title at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. Members of the cast of Skins presented them with their award. Pic: Danny North

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  • Grace Jones presents the award for Best Live Band to Muse. She went on to wander into the NME production office by accident before running the media gauntlet. Pic: Danny North

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  • Tonight's host Mark Watson runs the red carpet gauntlet. Head over to NME.COM/AWARDS to watch a video with him in our blog section. Pic: PA Photos

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  • La Roux joins Franz Ferdinand onstage for a cover of Blondie's 'Call Me'. The other big duet of the night was Glasvegas' version of Elvis Presley's 'Suspicious Minds', which featured Florence Welch of Florence And The Machine on vocals.Pic: Tim Cochrane

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  • Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur share a stage for the first time since Coxon quit Blur in 2002. The reunited pair performed an emotionally charged version of 'This Is A Low', from 1994's 'Parklife'. Amongst the audience was Peter Doherty, who stood up to film the performance on his mobile phone.

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  • Muse win Best Live Band for the third time. They won the award last year and in 2005. In 2007 they won Best British Band. Pic: Danny North

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  • Dizzee Rascal claims the award for Best Dancefloor Filler, as supported by Club NME. Spinnerette's Brody Dalle handed him the coveted statue. Dizzee is presenting the award for Best Track later on. Pic: Danny North

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  • Franz Ferdinand play a two-song set for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. They opened with 'What She Came For' before welcoming La Roux to the stage for a run through of Blondie's 'Call Me'.

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  • Presenter Mark Watson gives an expletive-strewn introductory routine. "You might as well enjoy the NME Awards because we'll all be fucking dead soon," he told the crowd. Watch a backstage interview with Mark Watson on the Awards Blog.

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  • Comedian Leigh Francis (of 'Bo Selecta' fame) was here (in his 'Keith Lemon' persona) to present Best Album to Kings Of Leon.

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  • The cast of teen TV drama 'Skins' get up on stage to present the Best New Band award to MGMT. 'Skins' was instrumental in gaining MGMT a mainstream audience: the song 'Time To Pretend' played over the emotional closing credits of series two.

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  • Friendly Fires hit the stage with a flurry of dancers and drummers for a frantic rendition of 'Jump In The Pool'. Pic: James Quinton

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  • The Killers' Brandon Flowers brandishes his NME Award for Best International Band - wearing the same outfit he wore onstage with the Pet Shop Boys at the BRIT Awards last week. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos celebrates a job well done after their two-track set, which included 'What She Came For' and a duet with La Roux on a cover of Blondie's 1980 hit 'Call Me'. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Noel Fielding clutches an NME Award. The Mighty Boosh won Best TV Show for the third year running, and received their statuette from Charlie Brooker. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Jamie Winston arrives at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. This is the event's first year at the O2 Brixton Academy after a quick stint at Indigo2 and several years at Hammersmith Palais. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Peaches Geldof turned up shortly after her sister without Faris. NME.COM is following the awards all night, with live pictures, blogging, video interviews and more. Keep it at NME.COM/AWARDS to keep up to date. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Dizzee has a rather cushy front table at O2 Brixton Academy tonight. He's presenting the award for Best Track with Little Boots later on. Pic: Danny North

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  • Dizzee Rascal jokes around with photographers on the red carpet. He's got one of the best seats in the house tonight, and will be co-presenting an awards later on... Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Cure's Robert Smith accepts the award for Godlike Genius at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. Its an accolade that's recognised the careers of Manic Street Preachers, Ian Brown and Primal Scream in recent years. Tim Burton presented them with their award. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Elbow received a very special award tonight, for Outstanding Contribution To British Music. For more awards action, check out our blogs, news stories and video interviews at NME.COM/AWARDS, and tune in to NME Radio tomorrow for regular updates. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Pete Doherty came out on top in the Best Solo Artist category. Alex James and Dave Rowntree from Blur presented him with the award. Keep your eyes tuned to NME TV this weekend for all the action. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Alex James and Dave Rowntree take the stage to present the award for Best Solo Artist, which went to Peter Doherty. Graham and Damon were absent, but they had just performed 'This Is A Low' to an ecstatic crowd. Pic: PA Photos

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  • Patrick Wolf flashes his leather trousers and braces at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009. The star recently called on fans for help with the recording costs of his new album via pioneering website Bandstocks. Pic: James Quinton

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  • Glasvegas and Florence duet for an unusual cover of Elvis' 'Suspicious Minds'. Pic: PA Photos

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  • The Cure bring the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 to a close with a ten-song set that included 'Just Like Heaven', 'Lullaby' and 'Friday I'm In Love'. Pic: Tim Cochrane

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