Kasabian, Royal Blood, Jamie T lead nominations for NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas – voting open

Tickets also on sale for the ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton in February

The nominations for the NME Awards 2015 With Austin, Texas have been revealed with Kasabian, Royal Blood and Jamie T leading the list of nominees.

Kasabian have eight nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification’, ‘Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka’, ‘Best Music Film’, ‘Dance Floor Filler’, ‘Music Moment of The Year’ – for their Glastonbury headline slot – and ‘Best Fan Community’. Royal Blood and Jamie T follow closely with seven nominations each.

Reacting to their nominations, Kasabian said: “2014 has been such an incredible year for us, and being nominated for eight NME Awards is a better Christmas present than getting Castle Greyskull in ’86! Thanks very much!”

All three acts will learn their fate on February 18, when the ceremony takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets for the ceremony are available now from here. The winners are decided by you – the fans – and voting is now open.

The category of Best British Band Supported by Marshall Amplification will be contested by Kasabian and Royal Blood alongside Arctic Monkeys, Chvrches and The Libertines. This year’s prestigious ‘Best Album’ category will be fought out between Jamie T, Kasabian, Royal Blood, La Roux, Run The Jewels and St Vincent.

Jamie T said: “I would like to say a thank you to all the fans for coming down to the shows and to the NME for the seven nominations. Thank you, see ya in the pit.”

Royal Blood added: “This caps an incredible year for us, and we can’t thank NME readers enough for these nominations. Incredible!”

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Bono, Russell Brand, Nigel Farage and David Cameron will battle it out for the undesirable ‘Villain Of The Year’ award, this being the third year in a row that One Direction member Styles has been nominated. Taylor Swift and Russell Brand split opinion, however, with both of them also up for ‘Hero Of The Year’ alongside Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, Kate Bush and Noel Gallagher.

NME Editor Mike Williams said: “From massive comebacks to huge breakthroughs, the fact that Kasabian, Royal Blood and Jamie T are leading the way shows what an outstanding year it’s been for British rock music. Last year was the biggest year ever for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas, and 2015 is already shaping up to be the best yet. Get voting!”

NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas nominations as follows:

Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification
Arctic Monkeys
Royal Blood
The Libertines

Best Album
Jamie T – ‘Carry On The Grudge’
Kasabian – ’48:13′
La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’
Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’
Run The Jewels – ‘Run The Jewels 2’
St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World®
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Queens Of The Stone Age
Tame Impala

Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers
Arctic Monkeys
Fat White Family
Foo Fighters
Royal Blood
The Libertines

Best New Band
Circa Waves
FKA Twigs
Royal Blood

Best Solo Artist
Jack White
Jake Bugg
Jamie T
La Roux
Lana Del Rey
St Vincent

Best Festival
Isle Of Wight Festival
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park

Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin”
Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
Noel Gallagher – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’

Best Video
Fat White Family – ‘Touch The Leather’
FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’’
Peace – ‘Lost On Me’
Royal Blood – ‘Figure It Out’

Best Music Film
20,000 Days On Earth
Finding Fela
Kasabian: Summer Solstice
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
The Possibilities Are Endless

Best Film
Get On Up
God Help The Girl
The Inbetweeners 2
Northern Soul

Best TV Show
Game Of Thrones
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Peaky Blinders
True Detective

Dancefloor Filler
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – ‘Fancy’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Metronomy –’Love Letters’
SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig – ‘New Dorp. New York’

Worst Band
5 Seconds Of Summer
One Direction
The 1975

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Nigel Farage
Russell Brand
Taylor Swift

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
Dave Grohl
Kate Bush
Noel Gallagher
Russell Brand
Taylor Swift

Music Moment Of The Year
Alex Turner’s Brit Awards speech
Jamie T’s comeback
Kasabian headline Glastonbury
Kate Bush returns
The Libertines reunite
Nirvana reunite at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Best Fan Community
Jamie T
La Roux
Royal Blood

Small Festival Of The Year
End Of The Road
Festival Number 6
Field Day
Liverpool Psych Fest
The Great Escape

Book Of The Year
Bernard Sumner – Chapter And Verse
Ian Curtis, Deborah Curtis and Jon Savage – So This Is Permanence
Jesse Frohman – Kurt Cobain: The Last Session
John Lydon – Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored
Viv Albertine – Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys
Steve Hanley – The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall

Reissue Of The Year
Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin II’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Holy Bible’
Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’
Pixies – ‘Doolittle’
Public Enemy – ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’
Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Adore’

Best Band Social Media
?uestlove’s Twitter
Alana Haim’s Twitter
Albert Hammond Jr’s Twitter
Fat White Family’s Facebook
Liam Gallagher’s Twitter
Slaves’ Facebook

Readers will also be able to vote in categories including Best Lyric Of The Year and Best Quote.

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas has already been confirmed. In February Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves will tour the UK. Tickets are available now.

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