Collecting it from model Portia Freeman and actor Tyger Drew Honey, Este Haim said: “Holy shit guys. Um. We want to thank the NME for always being so cool to us and always being champions of music.
“And also the fans, everyone here. And anyone that identifies as a girl. Whenever you walk into a guitar shop or a soundcheck or a recording studio, do not let anyone that’s there intimidate you, or make you feel like you don’t belong there, because you do belong there. Thank you.”
Last year saw the Los Angeles sisters return with a long-awaited second album in ‘Something To Tell You’, arriving four years after their acclaimed 2013 debut ‘Days Are Gone’.
Haim beat other nominees in their category including The National, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Paramore, and Migos to the award.
Stay with us here 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 or here.
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 Liam Gallagher and the grime pair, Pale Waves, and Alt-J will also perform. Shirley Manson is set to collect the Icon award, while grime crew Boy Better Know will pick up the Innovation award.