Kasabian win Best Live Band at Shockwaves NME Awards

Noel Gallagher is on hand to dish out the honours

Kasabian have picked up the Shockwaves NME Awards gong for Best Live Band in London tonight (March 1).

The Leicester rockers were presented with the prize at London’s Hammersmith Palais by friend and Oasis leader Noel Gallagher.

The other nominees were:

Arctic Monkeys

Babyshambles

Muse

My Chemical Romance

On receiving the award, singer Tom Meighan said: “This is the first award we’ve ever won, so about fucking time! Thank you NME!”

For all the latest rolling news, backstage gossip and spats from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007 go nme.com/awards.

For more coverage from this year’s awards check our on site blogs:

News Vulture for a live run down of all the action.

Too Much Information for behind-the-scenes gossip at this year awards.

Meanwhile get next week’s special edition issue of NME out on UK newsstands from March 7 for the ultimate coverage of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007.