February 26, 2014 18:46

Arctic Monkeys win first prize of the night at NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas

Sheffield group collect Best Live Band as 2014 ceremony begins

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys have picked up the first award of the night at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, collecting the award for Best Live Band supported by Gig Buddy.

The Awards are currently taking place at O2 Academy Brixton in London, and are being hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and NME columnist Huw Stephens. Arctic Monkeys collected their award from Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker having beat off competition from Haim, Biffy Clyro, Queens of the Stone Age, Palma Violets and Savages to win the first gong of the evening.

In Pictures - Rock stars hit the red carpet at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas

Arriving onstage to accept the award, frontman Alex Turner said: "As the sun sets on awards season, the big two. I am of course talking about The Oscars and the NME Awards. That said, I'd like to thank the Academy." He then continued, referencing his speech at The Brit Awards, saying: "I'm sorry, I think I used all my best shit last week," before walking offstage.

Prior to the award, Metronomy kicked off The Awards by performing new song 'Love Letters' with MKS. Joe Mount and his band were joined by the original line-up of Sugababes for a special one-off performance of the song, which features on their new album of the same name.

Performances still to come tonight include Best New Band nominees Drenge plus The Horrors, Metronomy and Blondie, who have been named this year's Godlike Genius. The iconic band will collect the award in person and perform at the end of the show. In addition, Belle & Sebastian will receive the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award, and will also perform live.

Paul McCartney will also be at the awards to collect the special, one-off honour of NME's Songwriter's Songwriter, while Damon Albarn will collect the brand new NME Award For Innovation.

The NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are being streamed live for the first time in its history this evening. Watch all the action from 8PM at www.nme.com/awards.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Damon Albarn - 'Blur Recorded 15 New Songs'

More News
Footage emerges of Foo Fighters playing instrumental version of new song 'Outside' -...
Frank Ocean recording new album with Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins
Entertainment Retailers Association call U2's album giveaway 'as damaging as piracy'
Sky Ferreira compares her collaborative track with Charli XCX to Tatu
Neil Young shares live recording of new song 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' - listen
Oscar-winning musician Hans Zimmer announces first ever UK shows
Hookworms reveal new song 'On Leaving' – listen
Kanye West tells media to 'pick a new target' during Brisbane gig
Crystal Fighters plan charity foundation in honour of late drummer Andrea Marongiu
Aphex Twin to host 'Syro' listening parties in UK record shops
Lana Del Rey pulls two further performances due to illness
O2 Priority Tickets available for Paloma Faith, Cat Stevens and more
Susan Boyle expecting criticism from rock fans over John Lennon and Pink Floyd covers
Iconic NME photography to be shown at Royal Albert Hall exhibition
La Roux plays intimate gig at Jack Rocks The Macbeth
Body found in burning bin wagon outside Manchester Apollo
Snoop Dogg shocks fans after homophobic slur appears on his Instagram and Twitter
The War On Drugs 'upset' after being called 'beer-commercial guitar shit' by...
The Doors film 'Feast Of Friends' to be released in November
Eminem suing New Zealand's National Party after 'Lose Yourself' used in political...
Apple releases tool to remove U2 album 'Songs Of Innocence'
Glastonbury 2015 ticket details revealed

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today