Supermodel Agyness Deyn’s rock n roll lesson at NME Awards USA

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Supermodel Agyness Deyn explained how she engineered Klaxons‘ stage invasion at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles (April 23), to show the American audience what a rock ‘n’ roll party should be like.

The guest presenter asked the London band’s frontman Jamie Reynolds to pick up the Best International Indie/Alternative Album award for winners Arctic Monkeys, although the bassist decided to keep the prize.

“Basically, the Arctic Monkeys weren’t here and I felt weird not giving it to someone,” she told NME.COM. “Klaxons are friends of mine so, and the bands are all friends so I didn’t think they’d mind if Klaxons picked it up. I made it clear Arctic Monkeys had won though!”

Deyn added the ensuing confusion was good because as she thought the US bands needed a lesson in how to behave, believing they were too polite.

“In London [at the Shockwaves NME Awards in February] it was a bit raw, everyone was smashed, whereas here people were drinking diet coke,” she noted. “So I thought I’d mix it up a bit!”

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