Gallagher brothers win at 2009 ceremony

Oasis have won Best British Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25).

The Manchester band were unable to make the ceremony at the O2 Brixton Academy in London due to live commitments in Europe. However, the band sent in an acceptance video featuring themselves along with former Shockwaves NME Awards host Russell Brand.

In the video speech, Noel Gallagher joked with the comic, saying: “This is ironic, we’re being given Best Britsh Band by the second best British comedian. Thanks to all the readers who’ve voted… This has turned into a right bad idea…”

Surprisingly the announcement was greeted by some booing from some sections of the audience, which host Mark Watson and guest presenters Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan tried to play down.

The full list of nominees for Best British Band supported by Shockwaves were:

Bloc Party

The Last Shadow Puppets




For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.