February 7, 2012
ALSO CONFIRMED TO PERFORM LIVE AT THE CEREMONY
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NME is thrilled to announce that Pulp will be the recipient of this year's Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the NME Awards 2012. Pulp will pick up the coveted award in person and are also confirmed to play live at the ceremony which takes place at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 29 February.
Pulp's all-conquering live return in 2011 reminded us exactly why we all fell head-over-heels for them over two decades ago. Responsible for anthems including 'Common People', 'Disco 2000', 'Lipgloss', 'Babies', 'Sorted For Es and Whiz' and ‘Do You Remember The First Time' along with a plethora of essential album's including His N Hers the 90's defining Different Class and This Is Hardcore there's no act more deserving of this prestigious award.
Pulp said: "I guess we always knew we stood out - but to be called 'outstanding' is great. Thank you."
Krissi Murison, Editor of NME, said: "Pulp are one of the wittiest, cleverest and most brilliant bands the UK has ever produced. Their comeback live shows last year brought them a whole new generation of fans and proved their music is still as relevant today as it was at the peak of their Britpop powers."
The Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award is a very special accolade, along with the Godlike Genius Award (which this year goes to Noel Gallagher), and it is chosen by NME to recognise services to music. The award is in its third year and previous recipients include PJ Harvey and The Specials.
An incredible eight million votes have been cast so far for this year's Awards, Arctic Monkeys have scored seven nominations, Noel Gallagher (NME Awards 2012's Godlike Genius) is up for four other awards while the likes of Muse, Kasasbian and Florence + The Machine are up for three. The Horrors, Hurts and The Vaccines are among the acts with nods in two categories. Along with Pulp also confirmed to perform on the night are Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and The Vaccines whilst Florence Welch and The Horrors are gearing up for a very special collaboration. Tickets for the show are on sale now, available at: www.NME.com/tickets For a full list of nominations please visit http://www.nme.com/awards
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