The VO5 NME Awards 2018 took place last night (February 14) at O2 Academy Brixton in London. See the full winners list here.
The Manchester band picked up the NME Under The Radar award supported by HMV, while Campbell presented the Best Album award supported by Orange Amplification to J Hus.
Speaking to NME backstage, Pale Waves described fashion icon Campbell as “lovely”.
“She’s an absolute ledge,” singer Heather Baron-Gracie added. She’s sat at our table. She just complimented us when we came off stage. She’s an absolute hero.”
Baron-Gracie went on to name The Cure‘s Robert Smith as her personal Godlike Genius. Watch the full interview above.
Pale Waves were handed their NME Under The Radar trophy by The Vaccines, with the band saying during their acceptance speech: “Well, this is pretty mental. This is our first ever award that we’ve ever won. So thank you for your award. We really appreciate it.”
After accepting the award, they took to the stage to perform ‘There’s A Honey’.
Formed in 2014 by singer Heather Baron-Gracie and drummer Ciara Doran, the band signed to Dirty Hit in 2016. Since then, the fourpiece – completed by guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood – have become one of the most promising and acclaimed new bands in the country.