There's also good news for Radiohead and the cast of 'The Office'...
STROKES, ASH, IAN BROWN,
Fatboy Slim and ‘THE OFFICE’ are amongst the first
winners at this year’s NME CARLING AWARDS.
The ceremony is now well underway at London’s
Planit Arches. The first five categories have now been
announced by presenter Zane Lowe – ‘The Honorary
Tour Awards’, ‘Carling Best New Act’,
‘Single Of The Year’ ‘Best Solo
Artist’ and ‘Best Music Video’.
The ‘Honorary Tour Awards’ were picked up by the four
groups who made up the recent NME Carling Awards Tour – Andrew WK,
Motorcycle Club, Lostprophets and The
Strokes, who are nominated for five awards this afternoon, have
already picked up the award for ‘Carling Best New Act’,
while ‘Single Of The Year’ this year goes to Ash for
‘Burn Baby Burn’.
Brown has beaten off competition from the likes of Kylie
Minogue, PJ Harvey and Ryan Adams
to win ‘Best Solo Artist’. Ian Brown
is currently on a UK tour and due to perform this evening in
Middlesborough, so unable to make it to the ceremony. His
award was picked up by friend and former Factory Records
boss Tony Wilson.
Elsewhere, Radiohead’s ‘Pyramid Song’ has been awarded
‘Best Music Video’ ahead of Gorillaz’
‘Clint Eastwood’ and U2’s
‘Elevation’, and BBC comedy series
‘The Office’ has been awarded ‘Best TV
Show’. Other nominations in this category included ‘Jackass
TV’, ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Later…With
The winners so far are: Honorary Tour Awards – Andrew WK,
BMRC, Lostprophets, The Coral
Carling Best New Act – The Strokes
Single Of The Year – Ash, ‘Burn Baby Burn’
Best Solo Artist – Ian Brown
Best Music Video – Radiohead, ‘Pyramid Song’
Best TV Show – ‘The Office’
NME.COM will bring you more winners as they’re announced