Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons, Kate Nash
Top NME Awards
Arctic Monkeys led the pack at the NME Awards held at London’s O2 Arena, picking up best British band, best track and best video.
Best album honors went to Klaxons for Myths of the Near Future, while singer/songwriter Kate Nash took home the prize for best solo artist and Glasvegas won the Philip Hall Radar Award for best new act.
Other awards went to Muse for best live band, The Killers for best international band, The Enemy for best new band, Wembley Stadium for best venue, Zane Lowe for best radio show, The Modern Age for best music blog, Radiohead for best band blog, Facebook for best web site and Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festival for best live event.
Some of the more interesting awards went to Manic Street Preachers (Godlike Genius Award), Noel Fielding (best dressed), Amy Winehouse (worst dressed), Britney Spears’ Blackout (worst album), The Hoosiers (worst band) and, in a truly bizarre twist, Pete Doherty for Hero of the Year.