NME AWARDS WITH AUSTIN, TEXAS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

ARCTIC MONKEYS AND HAIM LEAD NOMINATIONS

MILEY CYRUS, HARRY STYLES, ROBIN THICKE AND DAVID CAMERON BATTLE IT OUT FOR VILLAIN OF THE YEAR

PUSSY RIOT AND LOU REED UP FOR HERO OF THE YEAR

 

NME is excited to reveal the nominations for its prestigious NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, which will take place on Wednesday 26th February at London’s O2 Academy, Brixton.  Music fans have cast hundreds of thousands of votes across 20 categories for rock ‘n’ roll’s ceremony of the year. 

Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations this year with an outstanding eight (Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track, Best Music Video, Music Moment Of The Year, Hero Of The Year for Alex Turner and Best Fan Community).  Haim follow closely with six nominations (Best International Band, Best Live Band, Best Music Video, Best Band Blog or Twitter - Alana, Best Fan Community, and Hero Of The Year – Este) whilst Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three.

Haim said: "We are so excited to be nominated for this year's NME Awards! This will be our first time, so please be gentle...."

Biffy Clyro, Palma Violets and Arctic Monkeys will fight it out for two of the night’s biggest awards, they are up for ‘Best British Band’ and ‘Best Live act’.  Foals, Disclosure and Two Door Cinema Club also receive nods for ‘Best British Band’ whilst Savages, along with Haim and Queens of The Stone Age are also up for ‘Best Live act’.  This years prestigious Best Album category will be fought out between Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peace, Kanye West, Savages and Drenge.

Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Robin Thicke and David Cameron will fight it out for the undesirable ‘Villain Of The Year’ award alongside Vladimir Putin and Russell Brand, this is the second year in a row that Harry Styles has been nominated.  Pussy Riot, Lou ReedAlex Turner, David Bowie, and Este Haim are all up for ‘Hero Of The Year’. Meanwhile, Russell Brand splits opinion, nominated in both the Hero Of The Year and Villain Of The Year category.

NME editor Mike Williams says: “The past 12 months of music have had everything – returning legends, era-defining singles, more albums with a claim to be modern classics than any year in recent memory and tons of massive live moments to celebrate. None of this has gone unnoticed by NME’s huge audience, with more people than ever voting to compile these incredibly exciting shortlists. I can’t wait for the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 26 to find out who the big winners will be.”

Back at its spiritual home, and with incredible live performances soon to be announced, the NME Awards 2014 with Austin Texas are set to be the biggest and best yet.

To vote please visit www.nme.com/awardsvote

NME Awards 2014 with Austin Texas nominations as follows:

 

Best British Band

Arctic Monkeys

Foals

Palma Violets

Biffy Clyro

Disclosure

Two Door Cinema Club

 

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

Haim

Arcade Fire

Queens Of The Stone Age

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Phoenix

Vampire Weekend

 

Best Solo Artist

Lorde

Lily Allen

Jake Bugg

Paul McCartney

Kanye West

David Bowie

 

Best New Band supported by Mossimo

Drenge

Swim Deep

Chvrches

Jagwar Ma

Wolf Alice

Courtney Barnett

 

Best Live Band

Arctic Monkeys

Palma Violets

Biffy Clyro

Haim

Queens Of The Stone Age

Savages

 

Best Album

Arctic Monkeys, 'AM'

QOTSA, '…Like Clockwork'

Peace, 'In Love'

Kanye West, 'Yeezus'

Savages, 'Silence Yourself'

Drenge, 'Drenge'

 

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification

Arctic Monkeys, 'Do I Wanna Know?'

Lily Allen, 'Hard Out Here'

Disclosure, 'White Noise'

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

Primal Scream, '2013'

Daft Punk, 'Get Lucky'

 

Best Music Video 

Arctic Monkeys, 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'

Pharell, 'Happy'

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

Lily Allen, 'Hard Out Here'

Eagulls, 'Nerve Endings'

Haim, 'Falling'

 

Best Festival 

Glastonbury

Reading & Leeds

T In The Park

Latitude

Bestival

V

 

Best TV Show

Breaking Bad

Fresh Meat

Sherlock

Game Of Thrones

Misfits

Doctor Who

 

Best Music Film

Muscle Shoals

Made Of Stone

Sound City

The National: Mistaken For Strangers

Good Vibrations

Muse

 

Best Reissue

Nirvana, 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition'

The Clash, 'Sound System'

The Beta Band, 'The Regal Years: 1997–2004'

The Breeders, 'LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)'

Bob Dylan, 'Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)'

The Velvet Underground, ‘White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’

 

Best Band Blog Or Twitter

Jehnny Beth, Savages

Albert Hammond Jr

Alana Haim, Haim

James Blunt

Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts

Grimes

 

Best Book

Morrissey, //Autobiography//

Alan McGee, //Creation Stories//

Bob Stanley, //Yeah Yeah Yeah//

Mark Lewisohn, //The Beatles – All These Years: Volume One: Tune In//

Beck, //Song Reader//

Richard Hell, //I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp//

 

Best Small Festival

Rockness

Y Not

Kendall Calling

Swn

Green Man

Festival Number 6

 

Best Fan Community

Hurts

Haim

Arctic Monkeys

Muse

Peace

Morrissey

 

Music Moment Of The Year

Pussy Riot are freed

Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury

Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust

Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury

Morrissey's autobiography is released

Kanye West brings Jesus on stage

 

Worst Band 

One Direction

The Wanted

The 1975

Imagine Dragons

30 Seconds To Mars

Muse

 

Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

David Bowie

Este Haim

Russell Brand

Pussy Riot

Lou Reed

 

Villain Of The Year

Miley Cyrus

Robin Thicke

Harry Styles

David Cameron

Vladimir Putin

Russell Brand

 

The NME Awards with Austin Texas season is soon to get underway with the NME Awards Shows.  These acclaimed shows take place throughout February in iconic venues throughout London and showcase the very best in new and current music. this years shows feature Black Rebel Motor Cycle Club, Pup, Phoenix, Slaves, Family Rain, Courtney Barnett, Cheatahs, The Strypes, Only Real, Parquet Courts, Swim Deep, Speedy Ortiz, Warpaint, Childhood, Superfood, Au Revoir Simone, Drenge, Eyedress, Radkey, The Orwells, Circa Waves, Brody Dalle and Fat White Family.

Tour/ show tickets available from:

www.nme.com/ticketsor 0844 858 6765

January 15, 2014 5:14am ET by NME Awards   Comments (0)

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