Reverend And The Makers declare The Enemy ‘one of the best bands in the world’

Jon McClure vents his appreciation at the Shockwaves NME Awards

Reverend And The Makers’ Jon McClure has said he wants The Enemy to win all the awards they are nominated for at tonight’s Shockwaves NME Awards.

Speaking to NME.COM, McClure said that the band were only one of three in the world he cared about.

“It’s a privilege to be sat on a table with The Enemy tonight,” he said, “because post-9/11, they’re one of three bands worth caring about.”

“And that’s us, The Enemy and MIA. They (The Enemy) should win Best Band, Best Album and Best Live Band because they don’t give a fuck.”

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.