Arcade Fire named Band International Live Band at NME Awards USA

Win Buter and co are honoured for their gigging

Arcade Fire won best Best International Alternative/Indie Live Act at the NME Awards USA in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

Voted by NME.COM’s US users, the Montreal-based group’s drummer Jeremy Gara picked up the award.

The other nominees were:

Arctic Monkeys

The Cribs

Kaiser Chiefs


With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile, to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at