THE NME AWARDS 2013 – The Nominees!

By on 22 January, 2013


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NME have announced the nominees for its prestigious NME Awards 2013, with The ROLLING STONESTAME IMPALAHAIM, and M.I.A being top of the leaderboard!

 

The noms list features a host of new bands, cult heroes and rock legends, with THE ROLLING STONES up for four awards (Best Live Band, Best Book, Music Moment of The Year, Best Music Film), whilst two never before nominated acts, Tame ImpalaHaim, and M.I.A. have are also up for four gongs, including Best Track and Best Music Video.
 

Speaking about the nominations, Mick Jagger says:

“It’s very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, ‘Ooh, blimey! That’s very nice!’

“And it’s not a journalists-only thing, it’s not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing. It’s funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners. We remembered, it was the first time we ever played ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, at one of those Pollwinners concerts!”

 

Other previous NME Awards nominees and winners returning this year include The Maccabees are up for three gongs, along with NME Awards faves Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie.

In true NME Awards tradition, there are some interesting names in the Villain Of The Year award including Harry StylesDavid Cameron, and Fred Macpherson. On the more pleasant side, the likes of David BowiePussy Riot and Bradley Wiggins are all up for the Hero Of The Year nod.
 

Speaking about the diverse line-up recognised in this year’s NME Awards nominations, NME editor Mike Williams says:

“The NME Awards is the highlight of the music calendar and the most Rock’n’roll party of the year, so it’s incredibly exciting to see such a wide range of artists nominated this time around. Rightly so, all the early plaudits will go to Haim, Tame Impala, MIA and the legendary Rolling Stones who lead the way with four nominations each, but it’s testament to the exquisite taste of the NME audience that artists as wide ranged as Frank Ocean, Jake Bugg, Pussy Riot and David Bowie are recognised too.

“To say it’s shaping up to be a classic is a huge understatement!”

 

The awards will be handed to the lucky winners on Wednesday 27th February at its brand new home, The Troxy in East London!
 

If you’re interested in getting involved in the conversation, make sure you tag your tweets with #nmeawards. For now, here are the nominees for the NME Awards 2013.

 

BEST BRITISH BAND (SUPPORTED BY SONOS)

Arctic Monkeys
Kasabian
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
The Maccabees
The Cribs

 

BEST ALBUM

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
Given To The Wild – The Maccabees
An Awesome Wave – Alt-J
Come Of Age – The Vaccines
Lonerism – Tame Impala

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND (SUPPORTED BY REKORDERLIG CIDER)

The Killers
Tame Impala
The Black Keys
Odd Future
Crystal Castles
Foo Fighters

 

BEST TRACK (SUPPORTED BY BLACKSTAR AMPS)

R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys
Don’t Save Me – Haim
Bad Girls – MIA
Inhaler – Foals
Best Of Friends – Palma Violets
Elephant – Tame Impala

 

BEST TV SHOW

Breaking Bad
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
Fresh Meat
Sherlock
The Thick Of It
Doctor Who

 

BEST MUSIC FILM

Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’
Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
Marley
The Rolling Stones: ‘Crossfire Hurricane’
Led Zeppelin: ‘Celebration Day’

 

BEST RE-ISSUE

‘Generation Terrorists’ – Manic Street Preachers
21 – Blur
The Fat Of The Land – Prodigy
Turn On The Bright Lights – Interpol
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins
Collected – Ian Brown

 

BEST SOLO ARTIST

Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Grimes
Paul Weller

 

BEST NEW BAND (SUPPORTED BY SPOTIFY)

Alt-J
Peace
Palma Violets
Django Django
Alabama Shakes
Haim

 

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Oblivion – Grimes
Bad Girls – MIA
Where Are We Now? – David Bowie
R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys
Don’t Save Me – Haim
Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala

 

BEST FESTIVAL (SUPPORTED BY FARAH VINTAGE)

Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Bestival
Primavera
Latitude
Isle Of Wight

 

BEST LIVE BAND

The Maccabees
The Cribs
Blur
Biffy Clyro
Foals
The Rolling Stones

 

BEST DANCEFLOOR ANTHEM

What You Came For – Mosca feating Katy B
Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
Gangnam Style – Psy
Bad Girls – MIA
In Paris – Kanye West/Jay-Z
Losing You – Solange

 

BEST TWITTER

Muse (@muse)
Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Wiley (@EskiDance)
MIA (@MIAuniverse)

 

BEST BOOK

David Byrne: ‘How Music Works’
Neil Young: ‘Waging Heavy Peace’
Mike Skinner: ‘The Story Of The Streets’
Tim Burgess: ‘Telling Stories’
The Rolling Stones: ’50’
Peter Hook: ‘Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division’

 

MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR

David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London’s O2 Arena
Green Day’s secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot’s punk prayer

 

HERO OF THE YEAR

David Bowie
Bradley Wiggins
Pussy Riot
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Dave Grohl

 

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR

David Cameron
Harry Styles
Skrillex
Psy
Fred Macpherson
Azealia Banks

 

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL

Swn
The Great Escape
Field Day
Festival No.6
End Of The Road
Constellations

 

WORST BAND

One Direction
Muse
Mumford & Sons
Alt-J
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran

 

BEST FAN COMMUNITY

Muse
Hurts
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Killers
Enter Shikari

 

BEST FILM

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Ted
iLL Manors
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

 


 

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