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The most poignant moments from the BandLab NME Awards 2022

Many artists used the platform of O2 Brixton Academy to highlight injustice and the challenges of the past two years

CHVRCHES & Robert Smith at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: a world-first meeting of minds

The Glasgow electro-poppers link up with The Cure’s iconic frontman live for the very first time.

FKA twigs at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: the Godlike Genius claims her crown

After 'Cellophane' proved a spellbinding highlight at 2020’s ceremony, twigs is back – this time with a shimmering cut from ‘Caprisongs’

NME’s Songwriter Award winner Jack Antonoff’s 10 best songs so far

The Bleachers frontman has changed the shape of modern pop

Alice Glass – ‘PREY//IV’ review: a cathartic, horror-infused creative reclamation

On her solo debut, the former Crystal Castle blends warped pop with brutal honesty

Beach House – ‘Once Twice Melody’ review: surrealist dream-poppers turn the page

The Baltimore duo's eighth record pairs trippy imagery with playful, cinematic sounds

Big Thief – ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You’ review: a new chapter

The Brooklyn-formed band's fifth album explores a broad range of sounds, and comes filled with openness

Cate Le Bon – ‘Pompeii’ review: penetrating art-pop with a surreal sense of isolation

The Welsh artist's sixth record wields strange imagery in gloomy ways

Mitski – ‘Laurel Hell’ review: meta musings set to her grandest music yet

The singer-songwriter's sixth album blends hints of disco strut with bold theatricality