'West Ryder Lunatic Pauper Asylum' sleeve gets nod


Kasabian‘s artwork for their 2009 album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ has been voted the Best Album Artwork at the Shockwaves NME Awards.

Other nominees in the category were Muse (for ‘The Resistance’), Green Day (for ’21st Century Breakdown’), The Cribs (for ‘Ignore The Ignorant’) and Manic Street Preachers (for ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’).

The cover was art directed by WIZ who was also responsible for the band’s ‘Fire’ video and their arena tour stage set. He has also worked with the likes of David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis.

The awards ceremony took place at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight (February 24).

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