The shortlist for this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards can be announced today (January 29), and it looks like being one of the closest contests in years.
To make things even tenser, all four groups go head-to-head in the Best Album category, while they’ll also be up against each other in categories as varied as Best British Band, Best International Band and Best Live Band.
To see this year’s nominations select from the categories below:
Now it’s your chance to vote for who will be taking home the gongs at the March 1 ceremony at London’s Hammersmith Palais.
Go to NME.COM/awards to vote and check out this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from January 31 – for a brand new interviews with each of the five bands leading this year’s awards.