Tune in to ‘Countdown To The NME Awards’ on Channel 4 tonight (February 1)

Get a rundown on the nominees for next month's ceremony

The Countdown To The NME Awards will be broadcast on Channel 4 this evening (February 1) at 1am – don’t forget to tune in.

Watch tonight’s show to see the full rundown of all the nominees up for gongs in the Best British Band and Best Album categories, and make sure you head to NME.COM/awards to vote – the fate of our hallowed middle finger trophy rests firmly in your hands.

Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines and Odd Future are among the acts nominated for gongs at this year’s NME Awards.


Arctic Monkeys – who’ve scored seven nominations in total – will go head-to-head with Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors and Muse for the Best British Band award. The Best New Band category, meanwhile, will be contested by Lana Del Rey, Tribes, The Vaccines, WU LYF and Foster The People.

Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, Muse are up for three gongs each, while The Horrors, Hurts and The Vaccines are among the acts nominated for two awards.

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher – who’s due to pick up our prestigious Godlike Genius Award on the night – is up for another four gongs, including Best Album for ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ and Best Solo Artist.

To see a full list of this year’s categories and nominees, and to have your say on who should win, head to NME Awards now.