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This Years NME Awards Summed Up In 809 Words!

Apparently Kasabian won something!

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The annual NME Awards used to be called The Brats as an alternative to the more corporate Brit Awards. Hence the one finger salute has really just become as back-slapping as The Brits. The usual cover stars seem to win everything. Kasabian can fart out a record and win Best Album just by having the right hair cut and trousers. They took home Best Band and Best Album for 48:13 (?), before dedicating the award for best album to Peter Crouch ( hilarious) and then singing ‘Come On Eileen’ due to Dexys’ Kevin Rowlands being on stage, who seemed as embarrassed as the audience.

Dynamo managed to disappear before they asked him to saw their drummer in half. But then with everyone’s favourite cartoon rock band Oasis on hiatus, Kasabian are just filling that space. Surely Royal Blood should have taken Best Album?

The other major winners of the night. Royal Blood at least have some dignity and pride when accepting their awards for best new band and live act. They even got to meet model Atlanta de Cadanet Taylor (daughter of John Taylor and Amanda de Cadanet), and as a long-going Duranie, that’s way more exciting than meeting a northern wizard. Jimmy Page would go on to call the Brighton duo his favourite band before he accepted his Rock n Roll Soul Award, which apparently isn’t anything like the Godlike Genius award? Really?

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The night was filled with music, as it kinda should be and The Vaccines, Royal Blood, Charlie XCX ( who wore shades as she is cool, hence the X’s in her name) and the token urban act of the evening Run The Jewels all performed in front of their contemporaries.

There were the usual visual awards. The Best Film went to Northern Soul, a film that no one has ever seen. There aren’t even any zombies in it. Rubbish. Pulp picked up the Best Music Film as Northern Soul isn’t music? Jarvis Cocker accepted the award as well as giving out a Philip Hall Radar Award to some guy called Dean Blunt? Me neither. Game of Thrones took home the Best TV show and Tito Jackson (yes from The Jacksons) randomly gave The Slits’ Viv Albertine the award for Best Book for Clothes,Clothes,Clothes and Music…..etc.

Surprisingly Jamie T managed to take home a massive three awards. The comeback kid of the year with his fantastic album Carry On The Grudge did more than OK, with taking home The Musical Moment Of The Year ( I’d have chosen The Augustines at Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms, but whatever)  and best single and video for ‘Zombie’ He dedicated the awards to Rob Skinner who passed away this year.

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The NME seems to always hand an award to The Arctic Monkeys or The Libertines every year and although neither band released an album last year they were both nominated for awards with Alex Turner taking Hero of the Year by seemingly being a dick at a rival award ceremony?

Chrissie Hynde didn’t seem happy at all happy with ‘I’ll Stand By You‘ being played as her walk-on music – is she not a Girls Aloud fan ? Before awarding The Foo Fighters for yet another Best International Band award. The band then announced they are headlining Glastonbury Festival. Oh well maybe next year Prince!

Elsewhere, Jake Bugg was the Best Solo artist, even though Jamie T won Best Comeback and Single and actually had released an album in 2014? Glastonbury won best festival, Teenage Cancer Trust won Outstanding Contribution to Music.  And most importantly, Suede won the Godlike Genius Award, which is kinda odd since the NME barely mentioned them for entire 00’s. But it’s about time that one of the best bands of the 90’s has finally received some well deserved kudos. Ricky Gervais (who temporarily managed them in the early days) made a video and asked for the award to be changed to Doglike Genius as he is an atheist and dogs are pretty great like Suede; who would then play a small live set of their hits including ‘Animal Nitrate‘ and a barnstorming ‘Trash‘.

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Now here are a list of awards that no one really cares too much about.

Worst Band – 5  Seconds of  Summer

Villain of the Year – Nigel Farage

Best Fan Community – Muse

Best Small Festival- Liverpool Psych Fest

Dance Anthem – ‘Fancy’ by Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX ( should have been Future Islands’ Seasons’)

Best Reissue-  Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers

Best Band Blog or Twitter – Liam Gallagher

Best Lyrics- ‘Happyness’

Best Quote- Kasabian ( for maybe saying the word bollocks)

Well that’s my round up ’til next years awards that will most definitely feature more The Arctic MonkeysKasabian, The Libertines and possibly Noel Gallagher.

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