Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: Klaxons’ ‘Myths Of The Near Future’ crowned Best Album

The band pip Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles and Radiohead to the gong

Klaxons have won the Best Album award supported by HMV at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 for their debut album, ‘Myths Of The Near Future’.

Collecting the award, the band said: “Cheers! We only got four beers on our table tonight. Thanks!”

The record had already claimed the 2007 Mercury Prize and was pronounced NME Writers’ Album Of The Year shortly afterwards.

The other nominees for the Best Album award were Arctic Monkeys (‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’), Babyshambles (Shotter’s Nation), The Enemy (’We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’) and Radiohead (‘In Rainbows’).

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.