Klaxons crowned Best New Band at Shockwaves NME Awards

New ravers a little emotional as they pick up prize

Klaxons have been crowned Best New Band at tonight’s (March 1) Shockwaves NME Awards.

The trio were presented with their prize by BBC Radio 1 presenters Edith Bowman and Jo Whiley.

The other nominees were:

The Fratellis

The Horrors

The Kooks

The View

The band seemed visibly moved and even a little tearful as they came up to collected their prize.

“Jeez, well, thank you so much,” said Jamie Righton. “We are indeed a new band! But I’d like to mention how good Tim Burgess looks. Thanks to The View too. Cheers.”

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

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