Enter Shikari win John Peel Innovation prize at Shockwaves NME Awards

Billy Bragg announces the verdict

Enter Shikari have picked up the John Peel Innovation gong at the Shockwaves NME Awards in London tonight (March 1).

Billy Bragg announced the result, however the band were unable to collect the award due to a tour commitment.

Instead they sent a video from their London Astoria Shockwaves NME Show (pictured) from earlier in the month (March 15) which saw presented with their award on stage in the middle of the gig.

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:

News Vulture for a live run down of all the action

Too Much Information for behind-the-scenes gossip at this year awards.

For more on the awards go to NME.COM/Awards.

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.