The Enemy praise fans blast bands at Shockwaves NME Awards

Plus Tom Clarke reveal unlikely home for his statue

The Enemy paid tribute to their fans as they picked up Best New Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards, but had a harsh word for bands posing at the ceremony.

The trio scooped the prize at last night’s (February 28) ceremony in London, which competition winners were invited to come and watch for the first time.

Speaking to NME.COM, frontman Tom Clarke thanked the fans for all their support and votes.

“Cheers public. We appreciate it,” he declared. “It’s the people who were on the top balcony who put us on that stage so we gave them a round of applause. It’s great that they’re all in here this year. It’s nice, it gives it a bit more atmosphere.

“There are too many bands that sit there, too cool for school – everyone’s here so don’t pretend you’re not interested – so it’s nice to have them all up there.”

Clarke also revealed his unlikely trophy case for their award.

“Do you know where I think it would look good? In the back of a Vauxhall Nova,” he explained. “It would look great next to a little Churchill dog with the nodding head. It would look class there. Sadly I haven’t got a Nova so if anyone has one for sale give us a shout.”

Watch NME.COM‘s exclusive video interview with The Enemy online now.

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 highlights of ceremony are being show tonight (February 29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm (GMT).

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.