Actress Lewis said she was excited to see PJ Harvey later on, her character having sung Harvey‘s song ‘Hardly Wait’ in the 1995 movie ‘Strange Days’. The British singer is set to play live and pick up the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music gong.
“I’m excited!” exclaimed Lewis. “She’s an inspiration to me. It’s going to be wild.”
Biffy Clyro‘s Simon Neil, meanwhile, had more carnal thoughts on his mind as he chatted to NME at the O2 Academy Brixton.
“There’s going to be lots of shenanigans,” declared the frontman, whose band are up for the Best Live Band and Best British Band trophies. “We’ve not eaten today and that’s for a reason. The Drums look hot. Someone’s going to have sex with them.”
“I’ve been drinking for a year to prepare,” he declared. “[Foo Fighters‘] ’Everlong’ was the first song I learned on guitar.
Everything Everything singer Jonathan Everything, meanwhile, was humble about being invited. “I don’t really know why we are here,” he laughed. “I don’t think we’ll ever be invited back…”
Patrick Wolf, Marina Diamandis, Warpaint, Foo Fighters, Carl Barat, The Vaccines, Mark Ronson, John Lydon, PJ Harvey and My Chemical Romance have also walked down the red carpet already – keep checking NME.COM/awards for updates.
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