Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: The Good, The Bad And The Queen win Best Artwork award

Debut effort from Damon Albarn's band named best album cover

The Good, The Bad & The Queen have won the Best Album Artwork award at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 28) for their self-titled album.

The artwork for the record was partly created by the band’s bassist and member of The Clash, Paul Simonon, who has been exhibited as a visual artist in his own right.

The other nominees in the Best Album Artwork category – a new award for 2008 – were: Arctic Monkeys (’Favourite Worst Nightmare’), The Killers (’Sawdust’), Kings Of Leon (’Because Of The Times’) and Manic Street Preachers (’Send Away The Tigers’).

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.