Arctic Monkeys picked up both Best New Band and Best British Band at the UK NME Awards in 2006, but will any of their five nominations, for Best International Band, Best International Live Act, Best International Album (for ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’), Best International Track (for ‘Teddy Picker’) or Best Video (for ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’), come to fruition? Pic: Tom Sheehan
Best New Band will be a tightly-fought battle this year, as Black Kids, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Paramore and Band Of Horses (pictured at their London NME Awards Show) are all nominated. You’ll be able to see the winners, losers, champions and liggers all live on MySpace when the ceremony takes place tonight. British fans can get all the news and pictures when they wake up right here on NME.COM. Pic: Tim Cochrane
The NME Awards are the most notorious, star-studded night of debauchery in the UK calendar – so much so that one fan once snuck inside in a crate full of tablecloths. As they come to the USA for the first time, Foo Fighters, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, The White Stripes and LCD Soundsystem will be fighting it out for Best Track. James Murphy’s crew are nominated for ‘All My Friends’. Pic: Anoulay Tsai
Foo Fighters are up for five awards at the first US NME Awards tonight. Dave Grohl will need to prepare possible acceptance speeches for Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Album (for ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace’), Best Track (‘The Pretender’) and Best Video (‘Long Road To Ruin’). Pic: Guy Eppel
Southern rocking ladies’ men Kings Of Leon have several USA NME Awards 2008 nominations under their belts, including Best Band, Best Live Band, and Best Album, for ‘Because Of The Times’. See if they manage to bag any of these at tonight’s ceremony, which will be screened live on MySpace. Proceedings kick off at 9pm PST.
Planet indie’s most notorious party, the NME Awards, comes to the USA for the first time tonight. Las Vegas’ The Killers are up for a whopping five US NME Awards: Best Band, Best Live Band, Best Album (‘Sawdust’), Best Track (‘Tranquilize’) and Best Video (also ‘Tranquilize’). Find out more and vote today at NME.COM/AwardsUSA. Pic: PA Photos
MIA is up for Best International Solo Artist. She’ll be heading out on a US tour, starting at Coachella Festival on April 25 and taking in San Diego, Austin, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago and Toronto before wrapping up at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool on June 6. Support comes from the excellent Holy Fuck. Pic: Pieter Van M Hattem
The NME Awards are renowned as the most rock and roll day of the year, and have seen bust ups (the legendary Blur/Oasis rivalry sparked off backstage by Liam Gallagher telling Damon Albarn “Your band is full of shit”) and bloodshed (when Ryan Jarman of The Cribs somersaulted onto a table full of wine bottles before being rushed to hospital). Jamie T is up for Best International Solo Artist.
Jack Penate has been shortlisted for Best New International Solo Artist, alongside Duffy, Lily Allen, Lightspeed Champion, and Kate Nash. Tonight’s ceremony sees live sets from a reformed Jane’s Addiction, UK rave-rockers Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Lemonheads, Mick Jones’ Carbon/Silicon and loads more.
Recent NME cover stars The Last Shadow Puppets – aka Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and The Rascals’ Miles Kane – are nominated for Best New International Band. Their debut shows in New York were packed full of rabid fans, but they’ll need some serious love on the voting front to see off stiff competition from The Enemy, Foals, The Wombats and Klaxons. Pic: Dean Chalkley
The Enemy, pictured during sessions for the cover of NME last July. Coventry’s finest are looking to score Best New International Band at the first ever US NME Awards, set to take place in California’s El Rey Theatre on April 23. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on MySpace.com/NMEmagazine. Pic: Dean Chalkley