The Killers win Band Of The Year at NME Awards USA

Brandon Flowers and co pick up prize in Los Angeles

The Killers have been named Indie/Alternative Band Of The Year at the NME Awards USA at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles tonight (April 23).

The Las Vegas group picked up the award, voted by NME.COM’s US users, from MySpace‘s Tom Anderson, whose social networking site supported the category.

Watch NME.COM‘s video interview with The Killers below now.

The other nominees were:

Foo Fighters

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

The White Stripes

The award was The Killers second of the evening, having already scooped Best Indie/Alternative Track for ‘Tranquilize’.

With the British NME Awards already a key event on the global music scene, this year marks the launch of the NME Awards in north America.

For more on the NME Awards USA, including the 2008 winners list, go to NME.COM/awardsusa.

Meanwhile to watch a live stream from the ceremony head to NME’s Myspace page at