Arctic Monkeys voted ‘best band in the world’

Alex Turner's gang win fan-voted award

Arctic Monkeys have been voted the best band in the world today by the British public.

The Sheffield band were awarded the accolade this afternoon (October 8), beating off competition from The Killers, Foo Fighters, Muse[/] and [a]U2.

The band were also nominated in the ‘best album’ category at the Q Awards, but lost out to Amy Winehouse, who took home the gong with her ‘Back To Black’ album.

Elsewhere at the awards, Kate Nash won the ‘best newcomer’ award, Muse won the ‘best live band’ prize, Kaiser Chiefs won the ‘best video’ award for the promo for their single ‘Ruby’ and The Enemy were named ‘best new act’.

During the ceremony, New Order bassist Peter Hook was close to tears as he presented an honorary award to the children of Tony Wilson, the late Factory Records boss, who died earlier this year.