Brandon Flowers and co are winners in Los Angeles
The Las Vegas band picked up the award, voted by NME.COM‘s US users, at the ceremony at the El Rey Theatre.
The band’s drummer Ronnie Vanucci said: “I’d like to accept this award on behalf of the band for the song ‘Tranquilizer’ (sic), and on a serious note I’d like to thank the people that voted for us because they are the ones that matter.”
The other nominees were:
Foo Fighters – ‘The Pretender’
LCD Soundsystem – ‘All My Friends’
My Chemical Romance – ‘Teenagers’
The White Stripes – ‘Icky Thump’
With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of NME Awards in north America.