January 22, 2013
THE ROLLING STONES, TAME IMPALA, HAIM, AND M.I.A. LEAD THE WAY WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS
A PIECE HARRY STYLES AND DAVID CAMERON FIGHT IT OUT FOR VILLAIN OF THE YEAR
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NME is excited to reveal the nominations for its prestigious NME Awards 2013, which will take place on Wednesday 27th February at its brand new home, The Troxy in East London. Music fans have cast thousands of votes across 22 categories for rock ‘n’ roll’s most desirable awards ceremony.
New bands, cult heroes and rock legends lead the nominations this year with The Rolling Stones up for four awards (‘Best Live Band, ‘Best Book’, ‘Music Moment of The Year’, ‘Best Music Film’) whilst two never before nominated acts Tame Impala and Haim have the same (Tame Impala – ‘Best International Band’, ‘Best Album’, ‘Best Track’ and ‘Best Music Video’, Haim – ‘Best New Band’, ‘Best Track’, ‘Best Music Video’, ‘Best Twitter’), as does M.I.A. despite only releasing one single since the last NME Awards (‘Best Track’, ‘Best Music Video’, ‘Best Dancefloor Anthem’, ‘Best Twitter’).
Mick Jagger says: "It's very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, 'Ooh, blimey! That's very nice!'" And it’s not a journalists-only thing, it's not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing. It’s funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners. We remembered, it was the first time we ever played 'Jumping Jack Flash', at one of those Pollwinners concerts!"
Unsung Heroes of NME Awards past The Maccabees are up for three along with NME Awards favourites Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie. Muse and Kasabian, normally massive winners at the NME Awards, are nominated for just three awards between them, Kasabian for ‘Best British Band’ and Muse for ‘Best Twitter’ and ‘Worst Band’.
The Maccabees, Biffy Clyro and The Cribs are set to fight it out for two of the night’s biggest awards, they are up for ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best Live act’. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and The Vaccines also receive nods for ‘Best British Band’ whilst Blur, Foals and The Rolling Stones are also up for ‘Best Live act’. The Macabees and The Vaccines are also nominated in the much sought after ‘Best Album category’ alongside Jake Bugg, Alt J, and Tame Impala.
Harry Styles and David Cameron will fight it out for the undesirable ‘Villain Of The Year’ award alongside Psy, Skrillex, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks whilst David Bowie, Bradley Wiggins, Pussy Riot, Barack Obama, Frank Ocean and Dave Grohl are all up for ‘Hero Of The Year’.
NME editor Mike Williams says: “The NME Awards is the highlight of the music calendar and the most Rock’n’roll party of the year, so it’s incredibly exciting to see such a wide range of artists nominated this time around. Rightly so, all the early plaudits will go to Haim, Tame Impala, MIA and the legendary Rolling Stones who lead the way with four nominations each, but it¹s testament to the exquisite taste of the NME audience that artists as wide ranged as Frank Ocean, Jake Bugg, Pussy Riot and David Bowie are recognised too. To say it¹s shaping up to be a classic is a huge understatement!”
In a brand new venue, and with exciting live performances soon to be announced, the NME Awards 2013 is set to be the biggest and best yet.
NME Awards 2013 nominations in full:
BEST BRITISH BAND supported by SONOS
Channel Orange' Frank Ocean
Jake Bugg' Jake Bugg
Given To The Wild' The Maccabees
An Awesome Wave' Alt-J
Come Of Age' The Vaccines
Lonerism' Tame Impala
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND supported by Rekorderlig Cider
The Black Keys
BEST TRACK supported by Blackstar Amps
R U Mine?' Arctic Monkeys
Don’t Save Me' Haim
Bad Girls' MIA
Best Of Friends' Palma Violets
Elephant' Tame Impala
BEST TV SHOW
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
The Thick Of It
BEST MUSIC FILM
Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: 'Shut Up And Play The Hits'
Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel'
The Rolling Stones: 'Crossfire Hurricane'
Led Zeppelin: 'Celebration Day'
Generation Terrorists' Manic Street Preachers
The Fat Of The Land’ Prodigy
Turn On The Bright Lights' Interpol
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness' Smashing Pumpkins
Collected' Ian Brown
BEST SOLO ARTIST
BEST NEW BAND supported by Spotify
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Bad Girls' MIA
Where Are We Now?' David Bowie
R U Mine?' Arctic Monkeys
Don't Save Me' Haim
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards' Tame Impala
BEST FESTIVAL supported by Farah Vintage
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Isle Of Wight
BEST LIVE BAND
The Rolling Stones
BEST DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM
What You Came For' Mosca feating Katy B
Sweet Nothing' Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Gangnam Style' Psy
Bad Girls' MIA
In Paris' Kanye West/Jay-Z
Losing You' Solange
Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
David Byrne: 'How Music Works'
Neil Young: 'Waging Heavy Peace'
Mike Skinner: 'The Story Of The Streets'
Tim Burgess: 'Telling Stories'
The Rolling Stones: '50'
Peter Hook: 'Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division'
MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR
David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London's O2 Arena
Green Day's secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot's punk prayer
HERO OF THE YEAR
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
The Great Escape
End Of The Road
Mumford & Sons
BEST FAN COMMUNITY
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Dark Knight Rises
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
The NME Awards season is soon to get underway with the NME Awards Tour. Headlined by Django Django with Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace also on the bill it kicks off at Newcastle O2 Academy on February 7th.
The NME Awards Shows take place throughout February in iconic venues throughout London. Showcasing the best in new and current music this years shows feature Hurts, Tribes, The Cribs, Tim Burgess, Dinosaur Jr, Toy, Everything Everything, Metz, Gabriel Bruce, Kodaline, Doldrums, Savages, Fiction, Fidlar, Wolf Alice, Killer Mike, Kate Nash, Exclamation Pony, Brooke Candy and Jagwar Ma.
Tour/ show tickets available from:
www.nme.com/tickets or 0844 858 6765
For more details keep checking www.nme.com
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