Welch shared vocal duties with frontman James Allan for the one-off performance between the two acts at the O2 Academy Brixton ceremony.
Glasvegas applied their trademark guitar blast to the classic to epic effect, Welch wore a long black dress cut off at the front as she and James Allan, without his trademark shades, sang facing each other trading lines.
For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.
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There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.
Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.