Arcade Fire win Best International Band at NME Awards USA

Canadian-based group are winners at Los Angeles ceremony

Arcade Fire have won Best International Indie/Alternative Band at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

Presented by The Like, the prize voted by NME.COM’s US users, Jeremy Gara from the Montreal-based band received the award at the ceremony held at the El Rey Theatre.

He said: “I was told the speeches would be longer if the bar was open.”

The other nominees were:

Arctic Monkeys

Muse

Oasis

Radiohead

With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at Myspace.com/nmemagazine.