The Killers win Best International Band at Shockwaves NME Awards

The Las Vegas band are celebrating at the O2 Academy Brixton

The Killers have won Best International Band at the Shockwaves NME Awards tonight (February 25) in London.

Brandon Flowers and co picked up their prize at the O2 Academy Brixton from two guest presenters – ‘BBC Sound’‘s Nick Grimshaw and ‘T4’‘s Rick Edwards.

Flowers, wearing a new spin on his eagle wings blazer, which featured a tiger’s face on his back, said “I guess this is a big thanks to our fans for voting.”

Watch an exclusive video interview with the winners now:

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The full list of nominees for Best International Band supported by 4music were:

Crystal Castles

The Killers

Kings Of Leon


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For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.