Klaxons kick off Shockwaves NME Awards 2008

The east London band give a particularly raucous introduction

Klaxons have kicked off the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 with a raucous rendition of their 2006 single ‘Atlantis To Interzone’.

The band’s signature tune, which arguably instigated the new rave genre, was the first song to be performed at this evening’s ceremony.

The band, backed by an impressive laser show, were on top form, and delivered a frenzied version of the track.

Klaxons have seen considerable success since their formation in 2005, including winning the Mercury Prize and NME Writers Album Of The Year for their 2007 debut ‘Myths Of The Near Future’.

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.