ShockWaves NME Awards 2006: The Shortlist

Kaiser Chiefs, Oasis, Franz and Bloc Party amongst the nominations

After weeks of number crunching your votes the nominations for the ShockWaves NME Awards 2006 can finally be revealed.

Leading the way on the shortlist are the Kaiser Chiefs, who have bagged nominations in key categories Best British Band, Best Album, Best Live Band, Best Track, Best Video, Best Website and Best DVD.

“Obviously we’re very pleased,” said the band’s drummer Nick Hodgson after learning of his band’s nominations. “It all sounds brilliant. It’s great to be up for the album and live awards. It means people appreciate what you do.”


With the polls now open so you can vote for the final results, Hodgson added he was looking forward to the February 23 ceremony. “I hope people vote for us because we’ve never won anything we’ve been nominated for before,” he explained.

However the Kaisers will face stiff competition in every category with the likes of Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes and the Arctic Monkeys all picking up nominations.

You can now vote for your favourites from the shortlist by going to But below is the full list of nominations.

Best British Band – supported by ShockWaves

Arctic Monkeys

Bloc Party


Kaiser Chiefs

Franz Ferdinand


Best International Band – supported by T4

Arcade Fire

Green Day

The Killers

The Strokes

Foo Fighters

Best Solo Artist – supported by E4 Music

Antony And The Johnsons

Richard Ashcroft

Ian Brown

Graham Coxon

Kanye West

Best New Band – supported by Radio 1

Arctic Monkeys


Magic Numbers

Maximo Park

We Are Scientists

Best Live Band – supported by Carling

Arctic Monkeys

Franz Ferdinand

Green Day

Kaiser Cheifs


Best Album – supported by HMV

Babyshambles – ‘Down In Albion’

Bloc Party – ‘Silent Alarm’

Franz Ferdinand – ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Employment’

Oasis – ‘Don’t Believe The Truth’

Best Track

‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Fuck Forever’ – Babyshambles

‘Do You Want To’ – Franz Ferdinand

‘I Predict A Riot’ – Kaiser Chiefs

‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ – Oasis

Best Video – supported by MTV2

‘Do You Want To’ – Franz Ferdinand

‘Dare’ – Gorillaz

‘I Predict A Riot’ – Kaiser Chiefs

‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ – Oasis

‘Juicebox’ – The Strokes

Best Event – supported by

Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals



T In The Park

V Festival

Best TV Show


Little Britain


The Mighty Boosh

Peep Show

Best Radio Show

Colin And Edith

Steve Lamacq

Zane Lowe

Chris Moyles

Lauren Laverne

Best Film

Batman Begins

Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

King Kong

Sin City

Best Music DVD


Green Day: Bullet In A Bible

Kaiser Chiefs: Enjoyment


Morrissey: Who Put The M In Manchester

Best Website

Best Venue

London Brixton Carling Academy

Glasgow Barrowlands

London Astoria

London KOKO

Manchester Apollo

Hero Of The Year

Carl Barat

Pete Doherty

Liam Gallagher

Bob Geldof

Alex Turner

Villain Of The Year

Tony Blair

James Blunt

George Bush

Pete Doherty

Justin Hawkins

Best Dressed – supported by Topman

Pete Doherty

Brandon Flowers

Liam Gallagher

Alex Kapranos

Ricky Wilson

Worst Dressed

Pete Doherty

Justin Hawkins

Chris Martin

Jack White

Robbie Williams

Worst Album

‘Down In Albion’ – Babyshambles

‘Back To Bedlam’ – James Blunt

‘The Bravery’ – The Bravery

‘One Way Ticket To Hell… And Back’ – The Darkness

‘Wonderland’ – McFly

Worst Band



The Darkness


Son Of Dork

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