MGMT win Best Track at Shockwaves NME Awards 2009

'Time To Pretend' sees duo claim second honour at London ceremony

MGMT have won their second award at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25).

Having picked up Best New Band earlier in the evening, the Brooklyn duo have now won Best Track at the ceremony in the O2 Academy Brixton for the single ‘Time To Pretend’.

The pair were given their second honour by guest presenters Dizzee Rascal and Little Boots.

Frontman Andrew VanWyngarden said: “Wow, thanks very much. Didn’t we win this last year? This set looks familiar, it has a strange feeling, an electric feeling… We love England.”

Watch an exclusive interview with the winners now:

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The full list of nominees for Best Track supported by NME Radio were:

Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’

The Last Shadow Puppets – ‘The Age Of The Understatement’

MGMT – ‘Time To Pretend’

The Ting Tings – ‘That’s Not My Name’

Vampire Weekend – ‘A-Punk’

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.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

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.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.