ARCTIC MONKEYS Lead With Eight NME AWARD Nominations!

By on 15 January, 2014


NME Awards 2014 - Nominations Announced - Music News

The nominees for the prestigious NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas, have been announced, and the Arctic Monkeys lead with an outstanding eight nominations!
 

The rock ‘n’ roll prize-giving ceremony, which will take place on Wednesday 26th February at London’s O2 Academy, Brixton, will honour some of the best music talent around today – as voted by music fans across 20 categories.
 

Arctic Monkeys have received nods in the 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 categories. Haim follows closely with six nominations, including Best International Band, Best Live Band, Best Music Video, Best Band Blog or Twitter – Alana, Best Fan Community, and Hero Of The Year – Este. Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire all have three noms each.
 

In true tradition, some of the best and worst in the world are also being recognised, with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Robin Thicke and David Cameron fighting it out for the undesirable Villain Of The Year award alongside Vladimir Putin and Russell Brand. Pussy Riot, Lou Reed, Alex Turner, David Bowie, and Este Haim are all up for Hero Of The Year, with Russell Brand splitting opinion by featuring in both the Hero Of The Year and Villain Of The Year categories.
 

Speaking about the nominations, NME editor Mike Williams said:

“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 26th to find out who the big winners will be.”

 

To vote please visit www.nme.com/awardsvote

 

The full NME Awards 2014 nominees list can be found below:
 

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

 

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