Florence Welch and Biffy Clyro win at the 2013 NME Awards
Tonight saw the 2013 NME Awards take place at the Troxy in London and ceremony attendees were treated to beer and pizza by the magazine as they watched the show unfold.
Florence + the Machine won the Best Solo Artist prize and flame-haired Florence Welch expressed her excitement at being crowned the winner in her speech:
"Well, thank you so much everyone. I really didn’t expect to get this again, especially because it’s debatable whether I’m a solo artist."
She also thanked the musicians that accompany her on stage, adding: "Thanks to my band – it really is a collaborative thing."
She also won the Best Dancefloor Anthem for 'Sweet Nothing', which she featured on with Calvin Harris. The Killers picked up Best International Band, Biffy Clyro were handed the Best British Band gong, and Best Live Band was awarded to the Rolling Stones.
As previously announced, Johnny Marr won the Godlike Genius title and he told the crowd: "Woah, that was amazing seeing all that. Thanks very much to the NME – we go back a long way. Any 15 or 16 year olds reading the NME trying to get a band together, keep doing it. Don’t give up. Thanks very much I’m very touched. Thanks Ronnie”.
Foals won Best Track for 'Inhaler', The Cribs collected the Outstanding Contribution To Music trophy, and The Maccabees ‘Given To The Wild’ gets Best British Album.
Watch Johnny Marr talk about his Godlike Genius title here:
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