This year’s NME Awards get off to a flying start as presenter Huw Stephens opens the show. From award winners to presenters, see all the action.
Godlike Genius winner Debbie Harry struts into the Brixton Academy. FYI Robin Thicke – this is how you wear Beetlejuice stripes.
Metronomy hit the stage with none other than former Sugababes MKS to perform an INCREDIBLE version of new single ‘Love Letters’.
Some great tambourine action from Metronomy’s Joseph Mount. The band stepped on to the red carpet in maroon suits but changed into a more casual look for their performance.
And here’s a wideshot. Check out the futuristic staging.
So, Arctic Monkeys’ tour manager Steve is our new favourite man. He’s got that whole sultry pointing thing down to a tee.
John Cooper Clarke’s having a great time…
Red wine, takeaway pizza… you’d be mistaken for thinking Chloe Howl and Doug from Peace were having a cozy night in with a box set not a night of NME debauchery.
Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice throws her hands in the air like she just doesn’t care.
More pizza appreciation. This time from Drenge’s Eoin Loveless basically inhaling a slice of Domino’s. The group were nominated for Best New Band and Best Album.
Eoin’s seductive pizza-eating has nothing on Eagulls’ technique though.
And the winner of Best Solo Artist is… Lily Allen – who dedicates her win to beaten rivals David Bowie and Jake Bugg.
Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily hang out at the ceremony. What you can’t see in this snap is that Michael is wearing VERY short shorts tonight.
Jarvis Cocker gives us a wave.
He might have declared his love for Arctic Monkeys on stage, but Johnny Marr’s also got a lot of love for Palma Violets. Here he is giving Chilli a smooch.
While Johnny Marr was distracted, Chilli had managed to lift his wallet and watch…
Hands up who wants to sit on John Cooper Clarke’s table?
Two bob hairstyles, one beverage. It seems someone’s got the same hairdresser.
Huw Stephens showing his support for band Peace here.
Telegram take turns to wear that novelty moustache.
Arctic Monkeys scoop Best Album. Alex Turner says he used all his best speech material at the BRITs.
Swim Deep at an office party circa 1982.
Richard Ayoade is dapper in a polkadot shirt.
Dream dinner party guest list right here.
IMPORTANT: When Damon Albarn and Paul McCartney touch they turn into musical Power Rangers.
The Teenage Cancer Trust Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music goes to Belle & Sebastian.
They take up instruments and launch into classic track ‘I Want The World To Stop’…
And then ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.
The whole of Brixton Academy’s entranced by Belle & Sebastian.
Stage invasion during Belle & Sebastian!
On stage, NME Editor Mike Williams gives a rousing speech.
Brody Dalle presents the winner of Best Music Video.
It went to Eagulls for ‘Nerve Endings’.
The band grab Brody for a photo to celebrate their win.
Vicky McClure and Jonny Owen are on hand to present the award for Best Music Film.
The award for Best Music Film goes to Shane Meadows for his brilliant Stone Roses reformation documentary ‘Made Of Stone’.
He shows off his prize in the NME Photo Room.
MKS also take advantage of the NME Photo Room, opting for pouts and peace signs. So Spice Girls.
Not everyone’s a fan of Jarvis Cocker’s zany posing.
Metronomy prefer a much more subdued approach.
Is that Johnny Depp? No it’s Carl Barat presenting the Teenage Cancer Trust Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
Jerry Hall managing to make takeaway pizza look oh-so-glamorous here.
Honor Titus gives out Best Track, drink in hand.
Disclosure pick up the Best Track award for ‘White Noise’ from Honor Titus, and express their excitement about being here.
Meanwhile Jarvis Cocker and Johnny Marr salivate over a fresh-from-the-box pizza pie.
Richard Ayoade demonstrates his fishing technique.
Paul McCartney eagerly awaits the announcement of NME Songwriters’ Songwriter.
He receives a raucous ovation from the whole room as he accepts the NME Songwriters’ Songwriter Award.
He gives a long speech about his memories of the NME, starting ‘You’ve got to give it up for the NME!’
Paul McCartney smooches wife Nancy Shevell as he celebrates his win.
Claps for Paul McCartney from Haim after he picks up NME Songwriter’s Songwriter.
Cuddles on stage for Paul McCartney and Damon Albarn.
Alex Turner heads to the stage to collect the Best British Band award with the rest of band Arctic Monkeys.
Alex Turner’s happy with Arctic Monkeys’ Best British Band win.
Popping his collar, Alex Turner heads to the stage.
Johnny Marr says that ‘every so often, a great band comes along that sticks their neck out a little bit.’ The winners of this year’s Best British Band is Arctic Monkeys.
Arctic Monkeys accept their third award of the night!
Zane Lowe recounts the many, many, many achievements of this year’s NME Award for Innovation winner: Damon Albarn.
‘The internet’s great,’ says Damon Albarn as he accepts the Award for Innovation, ‘but if I’m honest, I still really care about what the NME thinks.’
Since Aaron Paul’s a no-show, MKS both present and collect the award for ‘Best TV Show’ for Breaking Bad.
Michael Eavis flashes his short-shorts while collecting the award for Best Festival for Glastonbury.
Shaking hands with fans, Michael Eavis exits the stage.
Drenge belt out ‘Bloodsports’.
Drenge’s performance is a big hit with revellers at Brixton Academy.
Jerry Hall presents the Best International Band Award.
It’s a tough category with competition from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age in the mix, but the winners are the sisters Haim!
Haim show off their award to the crowd.
The Horrors smash new track ‘I See You’, a taste of forthcoming album ‘Luminous’.
Lilah Parsons and Bluey present the award for Best New Band.
The coolest way to travel to the stage? Piggyback!
Drenge collect the Best New Band Award.
The Best New Band Award goes to the Loveless brothers: Drenge!
Blondie celebrate their Godlike Genius win.
The band bring the NME Awards, with Austin Texas to a close.
They play hit singles ‘Call Me’ and ‘Atomic’ .
Debbie Harry also gets the party started with ‘One Way Or Another’ and ‘Heart Of Glass’.
A cover of Beastie Boys – ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’ is a surprise.
All the classics are joined by new material including last year’s single ‘Sugar On The Side’.
‘Hey hey! Thank you NME. I’m very happy to be here tonight,’ says Debbie Harry.