Gallows team up with Lethal Bizzle for Shockwaves NME Awards

Band hand out flowers to audience during passionate performance

Gallows have linked up with Lethal Bizzle for the third performance at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 this evening (February 28).

The punks teamed up with the grime star for a performance of ‘Staring At The Rude Bois’, which saw Frank Carter up to his usual intense onstage antics.

At the end of the song, the band handed out daffodils to the crowd.

Explaining the move Carter told NME.COM he handed out the flowers to support cancer harity Marie Curie.

“They help people who are suffering from cancer for free and I think that’s cool,” he explained. “People invite us to awards because they expect us to cause trouble, but I thought this was a better thing to do. Paul Fox died of cancer so it was an honour to sing his song and do that.”

‘Staring At The Rude Bois’ was originally written and recorded by Fox‘s punk band The Ruts, and was released as a single by Gallows and Lethal Bizzle last year.

The two also mounted a nationwide tour together last September.

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.