They beat Wolf Alice, Kasabian, The xx, Bastille, and The 1975 to the prize
Alt-J have won the award for Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.
The Infectious-signed four-piece released their third album ‘Relaxer’ last year, which saw them nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for the second and headline London’s The O2, both for the second time.
Accepting the award from Tattoo Fixers’ Sketch, Paisley and Alice, they said: “Thank you to our amazing fans for always sticking with us.”
The band beat fellow nominees Wolf Alice, Kasabian, The xx, Bastille, and The 1975 to the prize.
Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos, and gossip from the ceremony, which will see Liam Gallagher receive the Godlike Genius award. He will also close the ceremony with a live performance. You can catch all the action on the Facebook Live stream on NME’s official Facebook page.
Going into tonight’s ceremony, Lorde and Charli XCX led the pack with four nominations each. They were closely followed by Dua Lipa and Kasabian, who both scored three nods apiece.
Stefflon Don and Skepta opened the ceremony tonight (February 14) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a performance of their collaboration, ‘Ding-a-Ling’.
In addition to the grime pair, Pale Waves, and Alt-J also performed. Shirley Manson is set to collect the Icon award, while grime crew Boy Better Know will pick up the Innovation award.