Harry Styles and David Cameron will battle it out for 'Villain Of The Year'

NME Awards 2013 – vote now!

NME is massively excited to reveal the nominations for the NME Awards 2013.

The Awards, which will take place on Wednesday, February 27 in its new home at London’s Troxy will honour new bands, cult heroes and rock legends across 22 different categories voted for by music fans.

The Rolling Stones lead this years’ nods with nominations in four categories (‘Best Live Band,’ ‘Best Book’, ‘Music Moment of The Year’, ‘Best Music Film’) while two never before nominated acts Tame Impala and Haim have also bagged four nominations.

MIA is also up for four awards – (‘Best Track’, ‘Best Music Video’, ‘Best Dancefloor Anthem’, ‘Best Twitter’) despite only releasing one single since the last NME Awards.

Speaking to NME in this week’s magazine, which will be available on newsstands from Wednesday (January 23) or available digitally, Mick Jagger says: “It’s very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, ‘Ooh, blimey! That’s very nice!'” And it’s not a journalists-only thing, it’s not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing. It’s funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley Arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners. We remembered, it was the first time we ever played ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, at one of those Pollwinners concerts!”

Also up for awards are Arctic Monkeys, David Bowie, The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro, Kasabian, Blur, Foals, Jake Bugg, Alt J.

Harry Styles and David Cameron will fight it out for the undesirable ‘Villain Of The Year’ award alongside Psy, Skrillex, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks while David Bowie, Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, Barack Obama, Frank Ocean and Dave Grohl are all up for ‘Hero Of The Year’.

NME editor Mike Williams (pictured) says: “The NME Awards is the highlight of the music calendar and the most Rock’n’roll party of the year, so it’s incredibly exciting to see such a wide range of artists nominated this time around. Rightly so, all the early plaudits will go to Haim, Tame Impala, MIA and the legendary Rolling Stones who lead the way with four nominations each, but it’s testament to the exquisite taste of the NME audience that artists as wide ranged as Frank Ocean, Jake Bugg, Pussy Riot and David Bowie are recognised too. To say it¹s shaping up to be a classic is a huge understatement!”

NME Awards 2013 nominations in full:

Best British Band supported by SONOS
Arctic Monkeys
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
The Maccabees
The Cribs

Best Album
Frank Ocean, ‘Channel Orange’
Jake Bugg, ‘Jake Bugg’
The Maccabees, ‘Given To The Wild’
Alt-J, ‘An Awesome Wave’
The Vaccines, ‘Come Of Age’
Tame Impala, ‘Lonerism’

Best International Band supported by Rekorderlig Cider
The Killers
Tame Impala
The Black Keys
Odd Future
Crystal Castles
Foo Fighters

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amps
Arctic Monkeys, ‘R U Mine?’
Haim, ‘Don’t Save Me’
MIA, ‘Bad Girls’
Foals, ‘Inhaler’
Palma Violets, ‘Best Of Friends’
Tame Impala, ‘Elephant’

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
Fresh Meat
The Thick Of It
Doctor Who

Best Music Film
Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’
Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
The Rolling Stones: ‘Crossfire Hurricane’
Led Zeppelin: ‘Celebration Day’

Best Re-Issue
Manic Street Preachers, ‘Generation Terrorists’
Blur, ’21’
Prodigy, ‘The Fat Of The Land’
Interpol, ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’
Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’
Ian Brown, ‘Collected’

Best Solo Artist
Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Paul Weller

Best New Band supported by Spotify
Palma Violets
Django Django
Alabama Shakes

Best Music Video
Grimes, ‘Oblivion’
MIA, ‘Bad Girls’
David Bowie, ‘Where Are We Now?’
Arctic Monkeys, ‘R U Mine?’
Haim, ‘Don’t Save Me’
Tame Impala, ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’

Best Festival supported by Farah Vintage
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band
The Maccabees
The Cribs
Biffy Clyro
The Rolling Stones

Best Dancefloor Anthem
Mosca feating Katy B, ‘What You Came For’
Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch, ‘Sweet Nothing’
Psy, ‘Gangnam Style’
MIA, ‘Bad Girls’
Kanye West/Jay-Z, ‘In Paris’
Solange, ‘Losing You’

Best Twitter
Muse (@muse)
Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Wiley (@EskiDance)
MIA (@MIAuniverse)

Best Book
David Byrne, How Music Works
Neil Young, Waging Heavy Peace
Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets
Tim Burgess, Telling Stories
The Rolling Stones, 50
Peter Hook, Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division

Music Moment Of The Year
David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London’s O2 Arena
Green Day’s secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot’s punk prayer

Hero Of The Year
David Bowie
Bradley Wiggins
Pussy Riot
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Dave Grohl

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Fred Macpherson
Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival
The Great Escape
Field Day
Festival No.6
End Of The Road

Worst Band
One Direction
Mumford & Sons
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Killers
Enter Shikari

Best Film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
iLL Manors
The Dark Knight Rises
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The NME Awards season is soon to get underway with the NME Awards Tour. The 2013 NME Awards Shows take place in London throughout February and will feature headline gigs from The Cribs, Delphic, Everything Everything, Hurts, Tribes, Dinosaur Jr, Gabriel Bruce, Toy, Kodaline, Doldrums, Savages, Tim Burgess, Fiction, Fidlar and Jagwar Ma.

Tickets for all of the NME Awards shows are available to buy now by clicking here

The full list of London gigs is as follows:

Metz – Birthdays (February 1, 2)
Dinosaur Jr – Electric Ballroom (4)
Gabriel Bruce – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (5)
Delphic –XOYO (5)
Tribes – secret venue in EC1 (6)
Hurts – Heaven (7)
Wolf Alice – The Waiting Room (11)
Toy – Scala (12)
Everything Everything – Heaven (13)
Kodaline – Dingwalls (14)
Exclamation Pony – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (19)
Doldrums – Corsica Studios (20)
Savages – Electric Ballroom (21)
Tim Burgess – Birthdays (21)
The Cribs – O2 Academy Brixton (22)
Fiction – Electrowerkz (25)
Fidlar – The Garage (25)
Jagwar Ma – Birthdays (26)