Klaxons, The Cribs and Primal Scream arrive at Shockwaves NME Awards 2008

Check out all the red carpet action at the O2

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are currently getting underway, with guests starting to arrive ahead of this evening’s ceremony (February 28).

The event takes place at the IndigO2 in London, and we start dishing out awards from 5pm – NME.COM will be bringing you all the action live.

Ahead of the ceremony’s start, we’ve hit the red carpet, catching up with the latest arrivals.


Here’s who is currently making their way down the red carpet:

Jamie Reynolds, Klaxons

“What’s my best memory of last year? Winning Best New Band and going up there and not having a speech prepared and mumbling and going off and crying. I’m going to try not to cry tonight. I’m also not going to drink ‘til afterwards this year. It would be nice to win Best Band.”

Ryan Jarman, The Cribs

“Do we expect to win anything? I dunno, not really, maybe, I dunno, I just don’t know.”

Mani, Primal Scream – last year’s Godlike Genii


“We’re back as mere mortals! It’s good for the Manics, man, you know what I mean? We’ve enjoyed our year on top of Mount Olympus but now it’s back to the grind of making an album.”

James Allan, Glasvegas

“Last awards I went to was my school sports day. I was really good at the three-legged race! I’m going to the Big Gig, I’ve never seen any of the bands before and I’ve never been to the venue before either!”

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.