The Maccabees play Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 nominations party

Shockwaves NME Awards Tour headliners get crowd moving and hail tour support

The Maccabees got the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010 nominations party underway tonight (January 25), playing a nine-song set at London‘s Tabernacle venue.

Taking to the stage shortly after the awards – which you can vote for now – had been announced, the band, led by Orlando Weeks, played a frenetic set in front of a heaving audience who included members of The Drums and Bombay Bicycle Club. All three bands (along with The Big Pink) are due to headine the forthcoming Shockwaves NME Awards Tour, which kicks off in Newcastle on February 4.

The gig saw The Maccabees showcase tracks from their two albums ‘Colour It In’ and ‘Wall Of Arms’, playing fan favourites including ‘Young Lions’, ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘First Love’. The band also made reference to the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour.

“We’d just like to say thanks to NME for asking us to play on the tour,” Weeks said, adding: “It’s great to be involved in such a strong bill and it’s a massive privilege for us.”

The band finished their performance by playing ‘No Kind Words’ and ‘Love You Better’ – both taken from ‘Wall Of Arms’ – which saw Weeks join up with guitarists Hugo and Felix White to sing the choruses.

Click here to view the full list of nominations, and to vote for who you want to win at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010. The awards themselves take place on February 24 at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton.

The Maccabees played:

‘One Hand Holding’
‘Wall Of Arms’
‘Can You Give It’
‘Young Lions’
‘First Love’
‘William Powers’
‘No Kind Words’
‘Love You Better’

To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Tour tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.