Glasvegas in Shockwaves NME Awards smuggling plan!

Scots didn't realise the booze was free...

Glasvegas, one of the first bands to arrive at the Shockwaves NME Awards today (February 28), managed to smuggle in a load of their trademark drink, Buckfast.

Speaking to NME.COM, singer James Allan explained that the band didn’t realise booze was free.

Drummer Caroline McKay, clutching a bulging handbag full of the drink, explained that she wasn’t nervous about her first red carpet run, she “just really needed a pee”.

Guitarist Rab Allan then explained that he was tipping Muse for the Best Band award.

“I love them,” he said. “Their sound is so huge. I want them to win, no question.”

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.