As the 2016 NME Awards with Austin, Texas fast approach, we look back at last years awards, held at the O2 Academy Brixton. Performers included Royal Blood, The Vaccines, Charli XCX, Run The Jewels, Suede among loads of other music legends. Behold the night in stunning pictures and vote for this year’s winners.
NME editor Mike Williams gets the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas underway as he introduces host Huw Stephens on stage.
Happy Mondays’ Bez and Shaun Ryder take on guest presenting duties as they hand out the award for Dancefloor Filler.
And here they are enjoying a well deserved drink once the task is complete.
Brighton rock duo and chart-toppers Royal Blood get the live performances off to a raucous start with a blistering version of their single ‘Figure It Out’.
Royal Blood’s Ben Thatcher batters the skins during the band’s opening performance.
Mike Kerr gets stuck right into some meaty riffs.
The Cribs and The Vaccines set about destroying the generous alcoholic supplies they’ve been provided with.
Superfood’s Ryan Malcolm joins Swim Deep for a sultry pose.
They broke through around the same time and now they’re both back – Florence Welch and Jamie T swap stories of their years off ahead of the ceremony’s beginning.
Splashh celebrate being back in London with some delicious cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Jarvis Cocker, presenter of this year’s Philip Hall Radar Award, does his best rabbit in the headlights impression.
Foo Fighters thank their fans and reveal they’re playing Glastonbury during their video acceptance speech for Best International Band with Austin, Texas.
Florence Welch pays close attention while Palma Violets’ Chilli Jesson gets distracted by a chatty Jamie T.
Jamie T and Carl Barat share a joke.
Carl Barat continues on his mission to talk to everyone in the room.
Ryan Jarman looks pleased to be here.
Charli XCX shows off her leopard print coat as she takes a minute to relax between collecting an award and performing.
Only one of The Vaccines’ Freddie Cowan and Kaiser Chiefs’ Simon Rix remember what the NME Awards look like.
Serge and The Maccabees’ Felix White pull their best fight faces.
Despite their brilliant social media campaign, Run The Jewels didn’t win the award for Best Album, but they’re still all smiles.
Tito Jackson makes a last minute appearance at the NME Awards to hand out the award for Book Of The Year.
Tito and host Huw Stephens share pleasantries as he keeps Viv Albertine’s award safe.
Chrissie Hynde almost gives herself the award for Best International band supported by Austin, Texas, before revealing its true recipients.
Jake Bugg ponders the responsibilities of winning the Best Solo Artist award supported by Pilot Frixion.
Charli XCX performs her latest single ‘Doing It’ for the stars assembled at the O2 Brixton Academy.
Pop queen Charli pulls some shapes in her black slip dress.
Jamie T picks up his first award of the night for Best Video, as Cat’s Eyes’ Rachel Zeffira and “Faris Badwan” watch on.
Fake Faris does the least Faris thing he can think of – stripping off in front of hundreds of people.
Tom Meighan’s clearly been enjoying the complimentary alcohol – or maybe he’s just happy with Kasabian’s haul tonight.
Carl Barat makes time to catch up with the rest of The Jackals.
Suede’s Brett Anderson has a wry smile as he enjoys himself before collecting the Godlike Genius award.
The Maccabees’ Felix White and Zoe Kravitz from Lolawolf get ready to hand out the award for Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Sorry Dom, you’re out – Peace’s Doug Castle replaces the Superfood frontman.
El-P and Killer Mike give a stonking performance of ‘Lie Cheat Steal’ from their Best Album-nominated record ‘RTJ2’.
Killer Mike gets up close and personal with the fans.
Florence Welch steps up to the amp-shaped podium to present the award for Music Moment Of The Year, ushering her pal Jamie T on stage for his third win of the night.
Godlike Geniuses Suede get everyone on their feet for a short set of some of their finest songs.
‘Killing Of A Flashboy’ and ‘Metal Mickey’ both featured in the band’s set, while they also took the opportunity to air a new song, ‘What I’m Trying To Tell You’.
Suede’s award was preceded by a VT from comedian and their former manager Ricky Gervais reminiscing on his time with the band. New Order and Joy Division’s Bernard Sumner presented them with the award, saying, “I thought I was presenting an award to Slade and then I heard it was Suede.”
The Britpop band closed the night off in style with two of their classic tracks, ‘Animal Nitrate’ and ‘Trash’.