Artist News Awards

NME presents some awards, Time Out-style

By | Published on Thursday 19 February 2015


If you were thinking that the NME would just rock up at the Brixton Academy last night and dish out a load of awards to music types, one after the other, while enjoying some booze at the expense of the American city of Austin, then you have a pretty good handle on how these things work.

And if you were expecting us to just publish a list of who those winners were alongside a quote from NME Editor Mike Williams, well, you’ve done it again! Are you Mystic Meg?

Quote: “It’s been an astounding year of comebacks and triumphs for Kasabian and Jamie T and their awards tonight prove it. The fans have spoken and, along with newcomers Royal Blood, they have been undoubtedly anointed as the biggest acts in the country right now. Most excitingly, none of the trio look set on slowing down any time soon!”


Best Solo Artist: Jake Bugg
Best British Band: Kasabian
Best International Band: Foo Fighters
Best New Band: Royal Blood
Best Live Band: Royal Blood

Best Album: Kasabian – 48:13
Reissue Of The Year: Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
Best Track: Jamie T – Zombie
Dancefloor Filler: Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX – Fancy
Best Video: Jamie T – Zombie

Godlike Genius Award: Suede
Rock N Roll Soul Award: Jimmy Page
Outstanding Contribution To Music: Teenage Cancer Trust
Philip Hall Radar Award: Dean Blunt

Best Festival: Glastonbury
Small Festival Of The Year: Liverpool Psych Fest
Music Moment Of The Year: Jamie T’s comeback

Best TV Show: Game Of Thrones
Best Film: Northern Soul
Best Music Film: Pulp – A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets
Book Of The Year: Viv Albertine – Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Best Fan Community: Muse
Best Band Social Media: Liam Gallagher’s Twitter

Worst Band: 5 Seconds Of Summer
Villain Of The Year: Nigel Farage
Hero Of The Year: Alex Turner

Best Lyric: Happyness for “I’m wearing Win Butler’s hair/There’s a scalpless singer in a Montreal rock band somewhere”

Best Quote: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno about his band’s Glastonbury headline slot “Five records, ten years. We’ve earned our shot”