The NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas kicked off with an explosive set by The Strypes at The Garage in Islington (1st). See photos from the show here and stay tuned to this page to see photos from all the shows throughout February. Head to NME’s Awards page here to keep up with all the news surrounding the big night and grab some of the remaining tickets for the shows we’ve put on through out London this month
The NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas got off to a lively start with The Strypes playing The Garage in Islington. Attendees on the night were given the chance to win a trip to Austin and you can too by heading to their official website.
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Irish band Otherkin opened the evening with a flurry of garage-infused indie bangers. The Dublin four-piece played choice cuts from their debut EP ‘201’ to get the evening off to a noisy start.
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The Amazons also provided support for the sold out show. They head out on a nationwide tour later this month which included a massive show at Glasgow’s King Tut Wah Wah Hut on the 6th. Credit: Caitlin Mogridge
The riotous crowd were treated to a full headline set from Irish quartet The Strypes, who included a handful of tracks from latest album ‘Little Victories’. Credit: Caitlin Mogridge
The Strypes also paid a fitting tribute to David Bowie with a thundering cover of ‘Rebel Rebel’, with the sell-out crowd lapping up their version of the glam-rock stomper. Credit: Caitlin Mogridge
Alex G brought tunes from his extensive discography to The Lexington on the 1st. Cuts from 2015’s ‘Beach Music’ including ‘Bug’ and ‘Kicker’ were highlights of the 22-year-old’s show for the energetic crowd.
Inciting a near-riot from the off, Together PANGEA‘s rowdy show at the Moth Club in Hackney (5th) will arguably go down as one of the craziest shows of the NME Awards Shows with Austin, Texas ever, with the Californian band inviting crowd-surfers and stage-divers a-plenty throughout the gig.
Crows a self-described ‘Hardcore-Nü’ band from Dublin, Ireland played one of the heaviest shows of the season at London’s Black Heart on the 10th. As well as showcasing previously released singles, ‘Pray’ and ‘Crawling’, a whole host of unreleased music from their forthcoming debut album was teased throughout.
Brett Anderson of Suede mixed with the punters during their sold out show at London’s o2 Forum in Kentish Town on the 12th.
Suede performed two sets on the night – including a full rendition of ‘Night Thoughts’, their most recent album, which was accompanied by an atmospheric feature film to bring a dark and moody tone to the evening.