Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008: Carling Academy Newcastle/Engine Shed, Lincoln. February 3 and 4.

Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008: Carling...

The drums! The drums! They rattle the rafters of Newcastle’s premier Big Shed, the frazzled noggins of those DT-addled Awards Tour troopers who survived the 9am warehouse aftershow party in Manchester last night and, indeed, the quaking...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Spinto Band, KOKO; Thur Feb 15

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Spinto Band,...

Not only do the Delaware-based indie-pop sixsome run through almost all of 2006 debut 'Nice And Nicely Done' tonight, but they also find time to treat us to four new tracks - four new ones that admittedly sound identical to the older material. But...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Lostprophets, Astoria; Thur Feb 15

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Lostprophets,...

Watching your support band pick up the coveted John Peel NME Award for innovation during their set might rile you average rock headliners, but Lostprophets let Enter Shikari enjoy the moment. With flashlight fingerless gloves shooting laser beams...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Holloways, KOKO; Wed Feb 14

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Holloways,...

Attempts to upstage the headliners abound tonight. The Wombats introduce a fluffy wombat for a spot of Antipodean Orville craziness, whilst the 1990s have brought an insane German contingent who know all the words. But it's the fiddle-driven pop...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Kasabian, Hammersmith Palais; Tues Feb 13

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Kasabian,...

Last time Kasabian played in London it was in the fun-vacuum that is Earl's Court and they still managed to summon up the spirit of T-Rex playing Spike Island. For their special friends NME, their next trick was to bring it back to the source,...

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Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Larrikin Love, KOKO; Mon Feb 12

Shockwaves NME Awards Show: Larrikin Love,...

Night one of the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows, and who else to kick things off than Thamesbeat tearaways Larrikin Love? Dressed in Super Furry Animals-esque silver costumes, their fiddle-driven country ska stomps send the crowd delirious,...

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