Jamie T wins Best Track for 'Zombie' and Teenage Cancer Trust awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to Music gong
Royal Blood have won Best New Band supported by Replay at NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.
The Brighton duo were presented with the award by The Cribs. Picking up the award, drummer Ben Thatcher joked: “The things you could do with this award. No seriously this last year has been amazing. Thank you so much for this it’s a real honour.”
Royal Blood opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a live performance of ‘Figure It Out’ from their self-titled debut, which is also nominated for Best Album tonight.
Keeping his acceptance speech short the singer said: “Thank you very much for this. Thanks to James Dring for producing this track. Thanks a lot Jay.”
Outstanding Contribution to Music was presented to Teenage Cancer Trust by Frank Turner. Accepting the award the singer said: “On behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust it is an honour to accept this award. Over the years, gigs at the Royal Albert Hall have raised over 20 million for teenage cancer sufferers. So thanks a lot and we’ll see you again next month.”
Run The Jewels then performed ‘Lie Cheat Steal’ from their 2014 album ‘Run The Jewels 2’.
Best Music Film was given to Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets by Anton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre. Speaking from the stage, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker addressed recent comments by Noel Gallagher and Kasabian about the lack of working class musicians breaking through in 2015. On the subject of class, Cocker said: “Some people have been going on about the music business being full of toffs. It’s all too posh. A long time ago, last century. Pulp released an album called ‘Different Class’. It wasn’t called working class, or upper class or middle class. It was called ‘Different Class’ because let’s get over that and move on to something else.”
Viv Albertine – formerly of The Slits – won Book of the Year for her memoir Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys. Stepping onto the stage to accept her award, Albertine said: “I suppose it was worth all of those terrible things that I did!”
Best Film was awarded to Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul. Accepting the award with cast members from the film she said: “Bloody hell 17 years in fruition. Thanks so much, a public vote means a lot. We didn’t get any funding for this film so NME brilliant.”
Earlier in the evening Foo Fighters confirmed a headline slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival in their acceptance speech for Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World® at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas.
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The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas includes Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves. The tour begins tomorrow (February 19) and tickets are available now.