Arctic Monkeys win Best Album at Shockwaves NME Awards

The band pick up their second award of the night

Arctic Monkeys have scooped Best Album for their debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (March 1).

The Sheffield four-piece were presented with the award at Hammersmith Palais by Girls Aloud members Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts, whose hit ‘Love Machine’ has been covered by the Sheffield band.

Marking an NME double for the band after winning the writer’s album of the year poll last year, drummer Matt Helders seemed to be more taken with his presenters.

“It’s shame it’s March cos Sarah Harding was the February girl on my calendar,” he joked.

The other nominations in full were:

Kasabian – ‘Empire’

The Killers – ‘Sam’s Town’

Muse – ‘Black Holes & Revelations’

My Chemical Romance – ‘The Black Parade’

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