Whilst of late the British band Arctic Monkeys have been criticised for falling from glory the band have shocked many music fans by dominating the NME awards. The band stated that they are very happy with the announcement and hope to be awarded numerous of the awards.
The shortlists for the awards have been decided based on eight million public votes and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at London’s o2 Brixton Academy on February 29th.
The drummer for the Arctic Monkeys, Matt Helders stated that band are delighted to have been nominated for all of the big awards. Nominations for the band include best British band, best live band, best album, best track, best video, best album artwork and most dedicated fans.
Kasabian have also received numerous nominations, including nominations for best British band, live band and greatest music moment.
A part breakdown of the nominations is shown below:
Best British Band – Arctic Monkeys; Bombay Bicycle Club; The Horrors; Kasabian; Muse
Best International Band – Arcade Fire; Foo Fighters; Justice; Odd Future (OFWGKTA); The Strokes
Best Solo Artist – Adele; Florence + The Machine; Frank Turner; Laura Marling; Miles Kane; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Best New Band – : Foster The People; Lana Del Rey; Tribes; The Vaccines; Wu Lyf
Best Live Act – Arctic Monkeys; Kasabian; Muse; Pulp; Two Door Cinema Club
Best Album – Arctic Monkeys/Suck It and See; The Horrors/Skying; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds/Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds; PJ Harvey/Let England Shake; The Vaccines/What did you Expect from the Vaccines?
Best Track – Arctic Monkeys/The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala; Bombay Bicycle/Club Shuffle; Florence + The Machine/Shake It Out; Hurts/Sunday; Lana Del Rey/Video Games
Best Video – Arctic Monkeys/Suck It And See; Beyonce/Countdown; Hurts/Sunday; Lana Del Rey/Video Games; Tyler, The Creator/Yonkers.