The Strokes are named best International Band

The New Yorkers triumph at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006

The Strokes are the big winners in the international category at the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006 tonight (February 23).

Picking up their award, presented by TV’s Miquita Oliver and George Lamb at the Hammersmith Palais, the band were celebrating success in one of the toughest categories being contested this year.

Frontman Julian Casablancas thanked NME on getting the award, saying “It’s still the best music mag around.”

Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Green Day and The Killers all picked up nominations and attracted votes, but The Strokes had the edge.

The New Yorkers have just mounted their biggest tour on these shores in three years and with recent album ’First Impressions Of Earth’ going to Number One the band have clearly impressed their British fans – and the fans have impressed the band, who recently declared the UK “our second home”.

Stay tuned to NME.COM now for more action from the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006.

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