Arctic Monkeys have won the Best British Band award supported by Shockwaves at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008.
It was the band’s third prize of the night – they had already claimed Best Track (‘Fluorescent Adolescent’) and Best Video (‘Teddy Picker’).
Picking up the award from model Agyness Deyne, Alex Turner told the audience: “Thanks everybody and thanks everybody upstairs [where the competition winners were sitting] too. Ta, ta!”
For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.
That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.
Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.