Blondie on being crowned NME Godlike Geniuses: ‘It’s madness and thunderbolts’ – watch

The band will receive the accolade at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas

Blondie have reacted to being given the Godlike Genius accolade at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas – watch the video above.

One of the most iconic groups of the past four decades, the band will pick up the award in person and also perform live at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas on Wednesday February 26 at O2 Academy, Brixton, London.

“It feels madness and Godlike and thunderbolts and throwing things down on the masses and obliterating whole sections of humanity with my guitar,” Chris Stein says. “We’re all very happy to be acknowledged in any way,” Debbie Harry added.