Who would have thought it? Last night’s VO5 NME Awards was another bonkers edition of our annual raucous knees-up. Liam Gallagher more than proved his worth as Godlike Genius, Pale Waves made their play to become Britain’s best new band and Stefflon Don ushered in her age of bombastic rap with Skepta on hand to help.
Lots of awards in the room, but not everyone can make it down, sadly. Charli XCX was in LA when she was announced as the winner for Best Track supported Estrella Galicia for ‘Boys’, but was kind enough to send in a quick video of her in a fancy car celebrating her win. “Sorry I can’t be there, thank you very much for the award” she said. “Hope you party hard and get fucked up”. Oh, we did Charli.