The ceremony takes place at London's O2 Academy Brixton on February 26
The ceremony takes place next week (February 26) at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, and will be hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter and NME columnist Huw Stephens. Drenge have been nominated in the Best New Band supported by Mossimo category, as well as for Best Album supported by PS4 Infamous Second Son, for their self-titled debut. Metronomy release their fourth album, ‘Love Letters’, on March 10.
Paul McCartney will also attend the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas to collect the special, one-off honour of Songwriter’s Songwriter, while Damon Albarn will collect the brand new NME Award For Innovation. Blondie have been named this year’s Godlike Genius, and the band will collect the award in person and perform at the the awards. In addition, Belle & Sebastian will receive the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award and will also perform live.
Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with eight in total. Haim follow closely with six nominations while Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three. To cast your vote visit www.nme.com/awardsvote now.
Ceremony tickets for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are on sale right now. Get yours here.