The duo picked up the award, voted by NME.COM‘s US users, for the clip for their track ‘D.A.N.C.E’ at the ceremony at the El Rey Theatre.
The band, given their prize by actor Eli Roth, said: “Well we don’t speak English good enough to make jokes but we do thank the directors…and we do thank God.”
The other nominees for the award, supported by Heavy, were:
Arctic Monkeys – ‘Fluorescent Adolescent’
Foo Fighters – ‘Long Road To Ruin’
The Killers – ‘Tranquilize’
Oasis – ‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’
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.