February 25, 2009 21:30

Friendly Fires bring carnival vibe to Shockwaves NME Awards

Band joined by Brazilian-style dancers at the London ceremony

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Friendly Fires brought a Brazilian-style carnival flourish to the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25), playing a euphoric version of their song 'Jump In The Pool'.

The band were joined by carnival dancers and percussionists during the end of the performance to create a startling visual and musical blast to the ceremony, held at the O2 Academy Brixton.

For complete coverage from this year's Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards - tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile get this week's issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year's Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.

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