Slaves win Best Music Video at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

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Punk duo beat Rihanna, Libertines and Blur to scoop award for 'Cheer Up London' visuals

Slaves have won Best Music Video at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The duo were presented with the award by Game of Thrones stars Isaac Hempstead Wright and Dean Chapman. Accepting the award, the Tunbridge Wells pair thanked their fans for support.

Slaves held off competition from the likes of Rihanna, The Libertines and Blur to scoop the award for the video to ‘Cheer Up London’, off their 2015 debut ‘Are You Satisfied’. Watch that video below.

Livestream the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas. The ceremony takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance.

Voting for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is now closed. Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.

Foals opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a live performance of ‘What Went Down’ from their 2015 album of the same name, which is also nominated for Best Album tonight.

A host of stars and musicians have already hit the red carpet, including Blur, Kylie Minogue, Yoko Ono, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Foals, Slaves, The Vaccines and The Libertines all in the building.

They join Katy B, Bring Me The Horizon, Ricky Wilson, The Maccabees and cast members from Game Of Thrones and This Is England who are also in attendance.

In addition to Coldplay and Foals, Bring Me The Horizon will perform live, as will The Maccabees and Rat Boy. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.
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