February 25, 2009 20:40

Kings Of Leon win Best Album at Shockwaves NME Awards

'Only By The Night' triumphs at London ceremony

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Kings Of Leon have won Best Album at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25).

The band's fourth LP 'Only By The Night' triumphed at the ceremony, held at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

The band themselves could not be there to pick up the award from ''Bo Selecta''s Leigh Francis as they have a gig in Germany, but they sent a message of thanks exclusively to NME.COM.

"Without wanted to sound clichéd let me thank Britain," frontman Caleb Followill declared. "If it weren't for Britain we wouldn't still be here. All the credit goes to our British fans who have supported us from day one. Also I want to thank Glastonbury, that's the reason why we made the album – and let me thank my mom."

A video acceptance speech from the band was also played in the room, which saw Kings Of Leon jokingly receive their award via hotel room service.

The full lost of nominees for Best Album supported by HMV were:

Bloc Party – 'Intimacy'
Glasvegas – 'Glasvegas'
The Killers – 'Day And Age'
Kings Of Leon – 'Only By The Night'
Oasis – 'Dig Out Your Soul'


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 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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