There’s no denying 2007 was a golden year for indie, but where are that year’s victors a decade on? Some are bigger than other, while others have left us for the great indie graveyard in the sky. Let’s take a moment to remember 2007’s heroes.
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2The Twang (Phillip Hall Radar Award)
Where are they now? They went on hiatus in 2015, after releasing four albums, including Top 5 debut ‘Love It When I Feel Like This’.
3Jamie T (Best Solo Artist)
Where are they now? After spending five years in the indie wilderness, Jamie T returned on something of a prolific tip. Since 2014, he’s released two albums – including last year’s excellent ‘Trick’ – and one EP.
4Kasabian (Best Live Band)
Where are they now? Teasing new music for ’48:13”s follow-up, which should add an extra layer of heavy duty cement to their status as one of the biggest British bands going.
5Klaxons (Best New Band)
Where are they now? Defunct since 2015. James Righton is now making music under the moniker Shock Machine, Simon Taylor-Davis has moved to New York and Jamie Reynolds is working on a new project with Jeff Wootton.
6The Killers (Best Video)
Where are they now? Currently in the studio working on their fifth album. Last year they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their second, ‘Sam’s Town’.
7Robbie Williams (Worst Album)
Where are they now? He’s back! The former Take That singer made a comeback with ridiculous single ‘Party Like A Russian’ last year and swiftly followed it with the even more ridiculous album ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’.
8Muse (Best British Band)
Where are they now? Flying drones all over the shop and preparing to headline Reading & Leeds 2017.
9My Chemical Romance (Best International Band)
Where are they now? They went their separate ways in 2013. Gerard Way has enjoyed a successful solo career so far, while Ray Toro and Frank Iero have also pursued solo projects. Mikey Way, meanwhile, forms on half of Electric Century.
10Primal Scream (Godlike Genius)
Where are they now? Carrying on being Godlike. Last year, they released their 11th album ‘Chaosmosis’, that saw them sticking to their uncompromising approach.
11Arctic Monkeys (Best Music DVD)
Where are they now? Living it up in LA, still indulging Miles Kane and potentially working on a new album, to follow 2013’s mammoth ‘AM’.
12The View (Best Track)
Where are they now? Despite some struggles, the Dundee scamps are still together and spent most of last year touring in support of 2015 record ‘Ropewalk’.
13Zane Lowe (Best Radio Show)
Where are they now? He’s made the move from being Radio 1’s premier new music guy to being the LA anchor of Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1. Killing it, basically.
14Enter Shikari (John Peel Award For Musical Innovation)
Where are they now? Still innovating, still fighting the good fight. They’ve not released an album since 2015’s ‘The Mindsweep’, but the few new tracks that emerged in 2016 reassured us the St Albans boys have still got it.