NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas: voting now open

Cast your vote for Best British Band, Best Album and Live Band among others now

Voting in all categories of the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas has now opened – click here to start casting your votes.

It’s that time when we call on you, the readers, to give your favourite band the finger. On February 26, 2014 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton the great and good of the music world will gather to find out who’s taking a fist shaped finger-flexing statue from the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas.

You can vote in a total of 21 categories now, including Best British Band, Best Album, Best Live Band and Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas. See below for the full list of categories and head to NME.COM/awards to vote and for more information. NME readers will also be able to vote in the category of Music Moment Of The Year – starting on Monday December 19. This week’s NME reviews the year in music – you can see it here .”

The awards will be handed out at a glittering ceremony at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 26 – so make sure you have your say. From your nominations we’ll compile a shortlist for each category. The winners will then be decided in a second vote on NME.COM in the new year. Voting closes in January 2014.

Among last year’s big winners were Biffy Clyro, The Killers and Johnny Marr, who picked up the Godlike Genius Award.

The categories for the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas are as follows:

Best British Band
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Best Solo Artist
Best New Band supported by Mossimo
Best Live Band
Best Album
Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification
Best Music Video
Best Festival
Best Dancefloor Anthem
Best TV Show
Best Film
Best Music Film
Best Reissue
Best Band Blog Or Twitter
Best Book
Best Small Festival
Best Fan Community
Music Moment Of The Year
Worst Band
Hero Of The Year
Villain Of The Year

Meanwhile, our annual NME Awards Shows, with Austin Texas will be happening throughout February in the run up to the ceremony.

The initial line-up of gigs, which also includes headline dates from Parquet Courts, Swim Deep and Warpaint, was announced last week and will take place at various venues around London between February 2-25 next year. The NME Awards shows, with Austin Texas are on sale now, click here for full line up and tickets.