Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

London's Tabernacle played host to the annual Shockwaves NME Awards launch party last night (Jan 25th), as The Maccabees played live and NME Editor Krissi Murisson introduced the nominations. Keep clicking to find out what happened and who's up for an award. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

Bombay Bicycle Club turn up to the Shockwaves NME Awards launch party. They'll be touring the country as part of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, with The Maccabees, The Big Pink and The Drums. They're also up for Best New Band. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The Maccabees roll up to the Shockwaves NME Awards launch. Brighton's noir-poppers headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour and are up for Best Video, for 'Can You Give It'. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

NME Editor Krissi Murisson thanks the crowd for showing up and introduces the nominations. Categories this year include Best British Band, Best New Band, Best Album, Best Track, Best TV Show and the new Giving It Back Fan Award. Head to NME.COM/awards for more info. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The Maccabees played a frenetic live set at the launch, showcasing tracks from their two albums 'Colour It In' and 'Wall Of Arms' and playing fan favourites including 'Young Lions', 'Dinosaurs' and 'First Love'. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

Maccabees fans wait for their heroes at London's Tabernacle at the Shockwaves NME Awards launch party. To vote for your favourite bands head over to NME.COM/awards now. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

"We'd just like to say thanks to NME for asking us to play on the tour," The Maccabees' Orlando Weeks announced during their set, adding: "It's great to be involved in such a strong bill and it's a massive privilege for us." Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The Drums meet some overexcited work experience students at the Shockwaves NME Awards launch party. The band aren't nominated for any awards but they will be blowing crowds away during the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour (which begins on February 4th in Newcastle) and cementing their status for 2011's ceremony. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards take place on February 24th at London's Brixton Academy. To vote in the categories, head to NME.COM/awards. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

Who's your Hero Of The Year? Beyonce, Noel, Rage Against The Machine, Matt Bellamy and Alex Turner are all nominated, so head to NME.COM/awards to have your say. You can also decide who's Villian Of The Year, which looks set to be a fight between Simon Cowell and Lady Gaga. Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The Maccabees are up for Best Video, supported by NME TV, for 'Can You Give It'. They're up against Arctic Monkeys ('Cornerstone'), Biffy Clyro ('The Captain'), Kasabian ('Fire') and Oasis ('Falling Down'). Photo: Richard Johnson

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 - the launch party

The Maccabees finished a triumphant set at the Shockwaves NME Awards launch with 'No Kind Words' and 'Love You Better'. For more info on the tour, the ceremony, the history of the awards and to vote, head to NME.COM/awards. Photo: Richard Johnson

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