The band win Best Track at the ceremony for 'Take Me Out'...

FRANZ FERDINAND have picked up their first prize at this year’s SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS – with ‘TAKE ME OUT’ winning BEST TRACK INSPIRED BY RIZLA.

The band were at the Hammersmith Palais in London today (February 17) to be presented with their prize by TV presenters Dick And Dom.

Frontman Alex Kapranos said: “It’s great to be picking up the award in a room full of people we’ve been inspired by, likes of Oasis, New Order and the guy from Wings.”

Franz had missed out on Best Live Band earlier – that prize was scooped by Muse – and are up for another three awards later – Best Video, Best Album and Best British Band.

Click back later to find out how many awards Franz win – we’ll have all the news first!