Shockwaves NME Awards Show: The Shins, London Astoria; Sun Feb 25

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Cover of The Modern Lovers caps an exquisite evening

So America’s chart-bothering indie darlings finally bring their new album ‘Wincing The Night Away‘ to the UK, and are as predictably brilliant as always. In front of an absolutely rammed Astoria, The Shins also knock out a cover of The Modern Lovers‘ ’Someone I Care About’ and thank NME for letting them play. Really, the pleasure was all ours