NME Awards Shows 2011

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It’s almost time for the annual Shockwaves NME Awards. In the lead-up to the big day when we find out who will be taking home the coveted middle finger trophies, NME has been hosting a series of shows across London. Went to one? Maybe you’ll be in this gallery. And if you missed them, there are still plenty to go come. Click through this gallery to check out what’s happened so far.

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Metronomy rolled out a slew of new material during their headline spot at Heaven during the first Shockwaves NME Awards Show.

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CocknBullKid showd up in a golden and flower-bedecked headdress full of twinkling bulbs at Heaven.

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Gang Of Four recently released a new album, ‘Content’ – their first original full-length release since 1995. To celebrate their return, they headlined their own Shockwaves NME Awards Show.

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Los Camposinos! joined Summer Camp and Grouplove at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the same night Gang Of Four headlined Heaven.

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Summer Camp helped kick off the night for Los Campesinos!, performing songs including ‘Veronica Sawyer’, ‘1988’ and ‘I Want You’.

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Following the show, LA-based five-piece Grouplove wrote on their Facebook page, “SHEPHERDS BUSH that was so much fun…We love you London…you’ve been amazing…”

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If you missed The Duke Spirit, you can catch them playing a free show in London on February 18th at Tooting Tram & Social. The band will return to London in April for another show at Brixton Academy.

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Camden foursome Tribes (the band NME called Brit indie’s “new poster boys”, joined the series of shows.

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Click here to watch videos of fans reacting to the headline set from Mystery Jets.

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Shepherd’s Bush Empire was, once again, filled to capacity as White Lies headlined their own Shockwaves NME Awards Show.

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NME‘s cameras caught Crocodiles relaxing backstage before they opened for White Lies. See that, moms and dads of Crocodiles?

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White Lies played hits from their second album, ‘Ritual’, which came out only shortly before their Shockwaves NME Awards Show on February 11th.

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Missed out on these shows? Fret not, there are still more, including Miles Kane, Carl Barat and Noah And The Whale. Click here for full listings and ticket details.

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