Bastille have won the award for Best Album supported by HMV at the VO5 NME Awards 2017 for their second record ‘Wild World’.
The group kicked off the ceremony earlier in the night with a performance of their track ‘Good Grief’. The Maccabees guitarist Felix White and TV presenter Laura Jackson presented the award to the band.
“Thank you very much – I think we’re probably about as surprised as you are,” said Bastille frontman Dan Smith. “I think Adele put it better about winning over Beyonce, but thank you so much. We tried to make an album about how fucked the world seems and trying to get your head around it. I think everybody before us tonight has said much more articulate things than us four idiots could say.”
He added: “Thank you very much – have a fucking awesome night.”
Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Pet Shop Boys receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance. You can also tune in live on the Facebook Live stream on NME’s official Facebook page.
Voting for the VO5 NME Awards 2017 is now closed. Following thousand votes from NME readers, Beyonce led the pack going into the ceremony with five nominations. The 1975, Skepta, Christine And The Queens and Bastille followed closely behind with four nods each.
In addition to Pet Shop Boys and Bastille, Dua Lipa will perform. Wiley will make a special appearance after collecting the Outstanding Contribution To Music award and the Bands4Refugees supergroup will perform covers to raise funds and awareness for Help Refugees.