January 13, 2014 15:34

Arctic Monkeys, Haim lead NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas nominations – vote now

Vote for your favourite now in run-up to February 26 ceremony

Arctic Monkeys, Haim lead NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas nominations – vote now
Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, with a total of eight nominations split between the band and singer Alex Turner, including Best Album, Best Live Band and Best British Band.

The shortlist is announced today following the first wave of voting, in which hundreds of thousands of votes were cast by readers, to see their favourite acts leave the February 26 ceremony with one of NME's iconic trophies.

Along with Arctic Monkeys, Haim, Palma Violets and Queens of the Stone Age are all up for multiple awards. Queens of the Stone Age will face competition from the likes of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Haim in the category of Best International Band while Jake Bugg, David Bowie and Lily Allen will battle it out to be named Best Solo Artist. The final round of voting is now open – click here to have your say.

Speaking about their three nominations, Haim say: "We are so excited to be nominated for this year's NME awards! This will be our first time, so please be gentle."

Comedian Russell Brand splits opinion, nominated in both the Hero Of The Year and Villain Of The Year category, where he faces competition from One Direction's Harry Styles and more. Punk band Pussy Riot are nominated for Hero Of The Year following their imprisonment in Russia, while Russian president Vladimir Putin is nominated for Villain Of The Year.

NME editor Mike Williams says: "The past 12 months of music have had everything – returning legends, era-defining singles, more albums with a claim to be modern classics than any year in recent memory and tons of massive live moments to celebrate."

The NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, take place on February 26 at London's O2 Academy Brixton. You can vote from the shortlist in 20 categories including Best Festival, Best Album, Best Live Band and Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas. See below for the full list of categories and head to NME.COM/awards to vote and for more information. Voting closes on February 21.

Among last year's big winners were Biffy Clyro, The Killers and Johnny Marr, who picked up the Godlike Genius Award.

The categories and shortlists for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are as follows:

Best British Band
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Disclosure
Foals
Palma Violets
Two Door Cinema Club

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Arcade Fire
Haim
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Phoenix
Vampire Weekend
Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
Kanye West
Lorde
Lily Allen
Paul McCartney

Best New Band supported by Mossimo
Chvrches
Courtney Barnett
Drenge
Jagwar Ma
Swim Deep
Wolf Alice

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys
Biffy Clyro
Haim
Palma Violets
Queens Of The Stone Age
Savages

Best Album
Arctic Monkeys – 'AM'
Drenge – 'Drenge'
Kanye West – 'Yeezus'
Peace – 'In Love'
QOTSA – '…Like Clockwork'
Savages – 'Silence Yourself'

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification
Arcade Fire – 'Reflektor'
Arctic Monkeys – 'Do I Wanna Know?'
Daft Punk – 'Get Lucky'
Disclosure – 'White Noise'
Lily Allen – 'Hard Out Here'
Primal Scream – '2013'

Best Music Video
Arcade Fire – 'Reflektor'
Arctic Monkeys – 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'
Eagulls – 'Nerve Endings'
Haim – 'Falling'
Lily Allen – 'Hard Out Here'
Pharell – 'Happy'

Best Festival
Bestival
Glastonbury
Latitude
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park
V

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
Fresh Meat
Game Of Thrones
Misfits
Sherlock

Best Music Film
Good Vibrations
Made Of Stone
Muscle Shoals
Muse - Live At Rome Olympic Stadium
The National: Mistaken For Strangers
Sound City

Best Reissue
The Beta Band, 'The Regal Years: 1997–2004'
The Breeders, 'LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)'
Bob Dylan, 'Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)'
The Clash, 'Sound System'
Nirvana, 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition'
The Velvet Underground, ‘White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’

Best Band Blog Or Twitter
Alana Haim, Haim
Albert Hammond Jr
Grimes
James Blunt
Jehnny Beth – Savages
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts

Best Book
Alan McGee – 'Creation Stories'
Beck – 'Song Reader'
Bob Stanley – 'Yeah Yeah Yeah'
Mark Lewisohn – 'The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In'
Morrissey – 'Autobiography'
Richard Hell – 'I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp'

Best Small Festival
Green Man
Festival Number 6
Kendall Calling
Rockness
Swn
Y Not

Best Fan Community
Arctic Monkeys
Hurts
Haim
Morrissey
Muse
Peace

Music Moment Of The Year
Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury
Kanye West brings Jesus on stage
Morrissey's autobiography is released
Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust
Pussy Riot are freed
Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury

Worst Band
30 Seconds To Mars
The 1975
Imagine Dragons
Muse
One Direction
The Wanted

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
David Bowie
Este Haim
Lou Reed
Pussy Riot
Russell Brand

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Miley Cyrus
Robin Thicke
Russell Brand
Vladimir Putin

Meanwhile, our annual NME Awards Shows, with Austin, Texas will be happening throughout February in the run up to the ceremony.

The initial line-up of gigs, which also includes headline dates from Parquet Courts, Swim Deep and Warpaint, was announced last week and will take place at various venues around London between February 2-25 next year. The NME Awards shows, with Austin Texas are on sale now, click here for full line up and tickets.

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