Rebecca Leighton-Cox

2015 NME Award winners

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NME Awards 2015 with Austin Texas - London

With NME Awards Tour at Newcastle’s O2 Academy looming, NME Awards took place this week, full of Britain’s best artists, exciting announcements and a hilarious choice of categories.

Foo Fighters made a special announcement via video link, while picking up the award for Best International Band. Foo Fighters declared they will be headlining Glastonbury 2015.

Kasabian and Jamie T were the top winners at the 2015 NME Awards.

Here is the full winners list:

Godlike Genius Award:


Rock‘n’Roll Soul Award:

Jimmy Page

Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification:



Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World®:

Foo Fighters

Outstanding Contribution to Music:

Teenage Cancer Trust

Best Solo Artist supported by Pilot Frixion:

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

Best New Band supported by REPLAY:

Royal Blood

Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers:

Royal Blood

Best Album:

Kasabian – 48:13

Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka:

Jamie T – Zombie

Jamie T

Best Video:

Jamie T – Zombie

Best Festival:


Philip Hall Radar Award:

Dean Blunt

Best TV Show:

Game Of Thrones


Best Film:

Northern Soul

Best Music Film:

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Reissue Of The Year:

Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible

Dancefloor Filler:

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – Fancy


Worst Band:

5 Seconds Of Summer

Villain Of The Year:

Nigel Farage

Hero Of The Year:

Alex Turner

Music Moment Of The Year:

Jamie T’s comeback

Best Fan Community:



Small Festival Of The Year:

Liverpool Psych Fest

Book Of The Year:

Viv Albertine – Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

Best Band Social Media:

Liam Gallagher’s Twitter

Best Lyric:

Happyness – “I’m wearing Win Butler’s hair/There’s a scalpless singer in a Montreal rock band somewhere.”

Best Quote:

Kasabian – “Five records, ten years. We’ve earned our shot.” – Serge Pizzorno


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