Muse win Best British Band at Shockwaves NME Awards

The three-piece cap an amazing year

Muse have been crowned this year’s Best British Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (March 1).

The result was announced by Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and New Order bassist Peter Hook.

The band were unable to attend the awards due to their current Asian tour, but sent a video message from the stage on one of their gigs in Taiwan.

“This is very kind, thank you very much,” said, drummer Matt Howard before joking, “I must go, as I have to play a riff!”

The other nominees were:

Arctic Monkeys

Babyshambles

Kasabian

Oasis

For all the latest rolling news, backstage gossip and spats from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007 go to NME.COM/Awards.

For more coverage from this year’s awards check our on site blogs:

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Meanwhile get next week’s special edition issue of NME out on UK newsstands from March 7 for the ultimate coverage of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2007.