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Arctic Monkeys receive seven NME Award nods

Arctic Monkeys lead the way with seven nominations at this year's NME Awards including Best British Band, Best Album and Best Track for 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala'.
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Arctic Monkeys lead the way with seven nominations at this year's NME Awards.

The 'Black Treacle' rockers have been given a nod for Best British Band, Best Album and Best Track for 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala' and drummer Matt Helders revealed the group are ''very happy'' to be recognised.

He explained: ''We're up for all the big ones - we're very happy. We had a lot of fun making 'Suck It And See' and it's great to be up for Best Live Band. That's all we do - record or play live - so it's good to be recognised!''

But they face stiff competition from Kasabian, who are up for three accolades including Best British Band and Best Live Act, while Muse are in contention for Best British Band and Best Live Band, despite not releasing an album since 2009's 'The Resistance'.

Other nominees for the event - which will be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and take place at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday February 29 - include The Horrors, who have been nominated for Best British Band and Best Album for 'Skying'.

Noel Gallagher is already in line to receive the NME Awards 2012 Godlike Genius Award and he has four nods, including Best Album for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' and Best Solo Artist, which will see him do battle with Florence Welch's Florence + The Machine.

Florence - who is up for hottest female - said: ''I'd be so excited to win an NME Award - I've never won one! I've only been once to the NME Awards ceremony and it's the drunkest I've ever been at an awards ceremony. I'm very surprised you're having me back. Glasvegas gave me some Buckfast and that was that.''

NME Awards 2012 nominations in full:

Best British Band supported by Sonos

Arctic Monkeys

Bombay Bicycle Club

The Horrors



Best International Band supported by T4

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters


Odd Future (OFWGKTA)

The Strokes

Best Solo Artist supported by Rekorderlig


Florence + The Machine

Frank Turner

Laura Marling

Miles Kane

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Best New Band supported by Boxfresh

Foster The People

Lana Del Rey


The Vaccines

Wu Lyf

Best Live Band supported by Carling

Arctic Monkeys




Two Door Cinema Club

Best Album supported by HMV

Artic 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 supported by Fender

Arctic Monkeys - 'The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala'

Bombay Bicycle - 'Club Shuffle'

Florence + The Machine - 'Shake It Out'

Hurts - 'Sunday'

Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'

Dancefloor Anthem supported by NME Radio

Azelia Banks - '212'

Foster The People - 'Pumped Up Kicks'

Justice - 'Civilization'

Katy B - 'Broken Record'

Metronomy - 'The Bay'

Best Video supported by

Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'

Beyonce - 'Countdown'

Hurts - 'Sunday'

Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games'

Tyler, The Creator - 'Yonkers'

Best TV Show

'Dr Who'

'Fresh Meat'


'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'

'This is England 88'

Best Festival



Reading & Leeds

T In The Park


Best Film

'Black Swan'


'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two'



Best Music Film

'Back and Forth' - Foo Fighters

'Living in the Material World' - George Harrison

'Talihina Sky' - Kings of Leon

'There are no Innocent Bystander's - Libertines

'Upside Down' - The Creation Records Story

Greatest Music Moment

Brian May joins My Chemical Romance on stage at Reading Festival

Kasabian see in 2012 with their epic O2 show

Noel Gallagher launches solo career with classic press conference

Pulp steal the show at Glastonbury with secret set

The Stone Roses Reunite

Best Re-issue

Manic Street Preachers - 'National Treasures'

Nirvana - 'Never Mind'

Primal Screen - 'Screamadelica'

Rolling Stones - 'Some Girls'

The Smiths - 'Complete Re-Issues'

Best Book

Jarvis Cocker - 'Mother, Brother, Lover. Selected Lyrics'

Noel Fielding - 'The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton'

Jared Leto - 'Notes from the Outernet'

Shaun Rider - 'Twisting My Melon'

Malcolm X - 'A Life of Reinvention'

Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

Dave Grohl

Matt Bellamy

Noel Fielding

Noel Gallagher

Villain Of The Year

Justin Bieber

David Cameron

Nick Clegg

Liam Gallagher

Lady Gaga

Worst Album

Justin Bieber - 'Under The Mistletoe'

Coldplay - 'Mylo Xyloto'

Lady Gaga - 'Born This Way'

One Direction - 'Up All Night'

Viva Brother - 'Famous First Words'

Worst Band

Beady Eye



One Direction

Viva Brother

Best Album Artwork

Arctic Monkeys - 'Suck It And See'

Bjork - 'Biophilia'

Bombay Bicycle Club - 'A Different Kind of Fix'

Friendly Fires - 'Pala'

Jay Z and Kanye West - 'Watch The Throne'

Best Band Blog or Twitter





Best Small Festival

Field Day

Hop Farm


Kendall Calling


Most Dedicated Fans

Arctic Monkeys



My Chemical Romance

30 Seconds To Mars

Hottest Male

Matt Bellamy - Muse

Andy Biersack - Black Veil Brides

Dom Howard - Muse

Jared Leto - 30 Seconds To Mars

Gerard Way - My Chemical Romance

Hottest Female

Marina Diamandis - Marina And The Diamonds

Amy Lee - Evanescence

Katy Perry

Florence Welch - Florence + The Machine

Hayley Williams - Paramore Posted on 30 Jan 2012 16:00 to category : Music News

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