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Two weeks of Shockwaves NME Awards shows

  • The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows have been taking the country by storm this month as Babyshambles, Hole, Delphic, Girls and loads more play gigs for us in advance of the Shockwaves NME Awards. Miike Snow headlined on February 2nd, and performed the likes of 'Animal' and 'Plastic Jungle' to the Scala's packed crowd. Pic: Emilie Bailey

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • Taking to the Scala's stage the night after Miike Snow (February 3rd), Hadouken! brought complete chaos to proceedings, even introducing the giant mouse from their latest video for 'M.A.D.' at one point. Pic: Dan Reeves

    Photo: Dan Reeves

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac presented a plethora of drum and bass, electro and house at her Annie Mac Presents Shockwaves NMW Awards show at KOKO on Saturday February 6th, featuring appearances from SBTRKT, Riva Starr and Wiley. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • Annie Mac ran the show at her own Shockwaves NME Awards show at Camden's KOKO on February 6th, as an intoxicated audience danced to big beats and donned plastic aviator sunglasses. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • In his trademark African tribal mask, SBTRKT kicked off the night at Koko for the Annie Mac Presents Shockwaves NME Awards. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • Wiley took his time to arrive on stage as Annie Mac tried to cover for him, but he finally arrived in his grey tracksuit. A short set of barely 20 minutes, he still inspired audience members to lift others onto their shoulders and chant along. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 10 Feb 2010

  • On Wednesday February 10th, Chapel Club headlined a Shockwaves NME Awards show at Stamford Works. The band performed tracks such as 'Machine Music' while wooing a largely female audience. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 16 Feb 2010

  • At another Shockwaves NME Awards show at the Scala (Tuesday February 9th), These New Puritans' Jack Barnett called out "Battle of the bands!". It was certainly a lively line-up for one. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 16 Feb 2010

  • Sparrow And The Workshop, a trio, fronted by Jill O'Sullivan, opened the night at the Scala for the February 9th Shockwaves NME Awards show. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 16 Feb 2010

  • Surferblood were part of the Shockwaves NME Awards show at the Scala, warming up the crowd with good, old fashioned indie pop-rock and cowbell. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 16 Feb 2010

  • British Sea Power bring the neon dressing up box to their headline Shockwaves NME Awards show last Tuesday (February 9th). With support from These New Puritans, Surfer Blood and Sparrow And The Workshop they treated a packed-out Scala to tracks from their forthcoming album. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 16 Feb 2010

  • Hole played an NME Awards show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire (February 17), airing new tracks such as 'Skinny Little Bitch' as well as old favourites like 'Violet'. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 18 Feb 2010

  • NME's Emily Mackay said of the gig: "The more Courtney Love flirts with disaster, the more powerful she is. She'll suck up your hate and blast it back in your face like a tempest." Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 18 Feb 2010

  • After tearing through 'Violet', Love joked: "Not bad for an old lady." Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 18 Feb 2010

  • Babyshambles played at London's Koko, February 17, opening with 'Delivery' and closing with 'Fuck Forever'. Pic: Emilie Bailey

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 18 Feb 2010

  • Weirdly, during 'There She Goes (A Little Heartache)', Babyshambles were joined on stage by two ballerinas in gold tutus. Pic: Emilie Bailey

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 18 Feb 2010

  • New Young Pony Club played at the London O2 Academy Islington on February 22, showcasing tracks from their second album 'The Optimist', which comes out on March 8. Pic: Andy Willsher

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 23 Feb 2010

  • The crowd at Koko salute The Sunshine Underground, February 18. Pic: Tom Martin

    Photo: Tom Martin

    Added: 23 Feb 2010

  • The Sunshine Underground, Koko, February 18. Pic: Tom Martin

    Photo: Tom Martin

    Added: 23 Feb 2010

  • The Sunshine Underground, Koko, February 18. Pic: Tom Martin

    Photo: Tom Martin

    Added: 23 Feb 2010

  • Detroit Social Club, Cargo, February 18. Pic: Andy Williams

    Photo: Andy Willsher

    Added: 23 Feb 2010

  • Delphic, Cargo, February 22. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Delphic, Cargo, February 22. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Egyptian Hip Hop play in support of Delphic at London's Cargo. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Frankie And The Heartstrings play London's Scala in support of Girls, February 23. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Girls rock the Scala, February 23. Pic: Richard Johnson

    Photo: Richard Johnson

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Simian Mobile Disco pound the decks at Matter, February 20. Pic: Dan Dennison

    Photo: Dan Dennison

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Yeasayer brought the Shockwaves NME Awards shows to a close, playing London's Heaven club the night before the actual Awards took place. Pic: Emilie Bailey

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 26 Feb 2010

  • Support at the Yeasayer show came from fellow Brooklyn hipsters Javelin. Pic: Emilie Bailey

    Photo: Emilie Bailey

    Added: 26 Feb 2010