KAISERS, GREEN DAY, THE KILLERS AND LITTLE BRITAIN ALL WIN BIG

The second wave of ShockWaves NME Awards 2005 are announced…

KAISER CHIEFS, GREEN DAY, THE KILLERS and ‘LITTLE BRITAIN’ have all won big tonight at the SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS 2005 (February 17).

All walked off with a prestigious trophy from the ceremony which is in full swing at London’s Hammersmith Palais.

The Philip Hall Radar Award presented by Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos went to ShockWaves NME Awards Tour 2005 openers Kaiser Chiefs.

Picking up the gong, lead singer Ricky Wilson, said ” I’d like to thank NME expecially for putting us on the stereo a year ago.”

’Little Britain’ scooped the Best TV Show and stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams surprised guests by collecting the prize dressed as themselves.

Capping an astonishing year, which has seen the band wow festival crowds and sell out venues across the world, Las Vegas outfit The Killers triumphed in the Best International Band category beating off competition from Kings Of Leon, U2, The Strokes and Scissor Sisters.

Speaking from the stage, singer Brandon Flowers said: “We’re very excited to win this award. This band is comprised of three boys who weren’t afraid to dream big… and one gentle giant”.

He added: “We’re just very excited to win this award.”

With 5.5 million copies of ’American Idiot’ shifting worldwide, Green Day added a ShockWaves NME Award to their growing list of accolades tonight.

The punk trio conquered in the Best Video shortlist for the promo to the title track from their latest album.

The band couldn’t make it to the Awards, but sent a video, in which Billie Joe Armstrong said, “Thanks a lot for this prestigious award… it’s the best statue I’ve ever seen!”

The ShockWaves NME Awards 2005 are in full swing and the hotly contested Best Album and Best Band categories are to be announced shortly.