Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: shortlist coming soon

We'll have this year’s nominations online tonight (Jan 28)

After a weekend of number crunching we’re almost ready to announce the shortlist for this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards.

With the open voting closing on Friday, we’ve totted up who is leading the way in this year’s poll, and the 2008 nominations will be live on NME.COM from midnight tonight (January 28).

So make sure you head to NME.COM/Awards later to see if your favourite acts have a chance of clearing up come the ceremony on February 28.

In the meantime, if you want to get involved with this year’s awards yourself, you can join us at the O2 Arena just after the ceremony for the first ever Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig.

Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Klaxons and The Cribs playing and many of the bands who attend the awards are sure to attend.

To get your tickets, head to NME.COM/Biggig now.