The NME Awards Shows 2015 with Austin, Texas take place throughout February 2015 in London and we've got one hell of a line-up for you. From Twin Peaks to The Cribs and Happyness to Honeyblood, there’s something for everyone. La Roux plays the opening night on February 3 at KOKO. Now solo, Elly Jackson’s second album ‘Trouble In Paradise’ has been on the NME stereo constantly this year.
If garage rock is more your flavour, you can watch The Districts the same night at the 100 Club. The Pennsylvanian four-piece are one of the most exciting new bands of the year and have enough swagger to carry off such an iconic venue.
Talking of exciting new bands, have you checked out Happyness yet? You really should. Come and see them on February 4 at Birthdays for proof.
Dolomite Minor/ Baby Strange
On February 5 you can get a double-dose of excellent new music at Electrowerkz. Southampton’s Dolomite Minor make a furious but soulful racket despite just being a duo.
Snarling Glasgow trio Baby Strange are equally as ferocious live. A blistering double-header.
Childhood’s debut album ‘Lacuna’ is one of the finest of the year. The Brixton lads play a special London show at the intimate XOYO on February 5.
Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke has completely reinvented himself as an electronic maverick in his solo material over the last few years. His second album ‘Trick’ is as firecracker. You can see him at Islington Assembly Hall on February 6.
Readying the release of their second album, Peace will be lighting up Heaven on February 9. From what we’ve heard, it’s even more melodic and “phenomenally more developed,” according to frontman Harry Koisser.
Honeyblood have got a reputation for being one of the most in-your-face live acts of the year. You can see for yourself on February 11 at Hackney’s Oslo. They recently played on the NME New Breed Tour along with Superfood.
The Cribs! You better book tickets to this show early as it’s sure to be a favourite. February 12 at Electric Ballroom in Camden. It’ll be interesting to see if their sound’s changed since signing with a major label.
Interpol got stuck in a snow storm last week for days – thankfully they escaped in the end and will be playing an NME Awards Show on February 16 at The Forum.
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
“No more C86 jangles from the NYC bunch as '80s synth-pop becomes their new go-to sound,” read NME’s review of the NY band’s third album ‘Days Of Abandon’. You can see them on February 16 at Village Underground.
The Chicago garage-rockers' will be tearing up the 100 Club on February 17. Another band we’re ridiculously excited about, Twin Peaks’ gnarly attitude and youthful vigour makes this UK show unmissable.
‘Queen Of Heart’s was one of the great new tracks of 2013 – and they haven’t disappointed since. The new-ish grunge rockers have an ear for a fine tune and you can see them at The Garage on February 17. Pre-sale tickets for the shows are available from 9am on Wednesday November 26.