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Kasabian lead NME Awards nominations

By | Published on Wednesday 17 December 2014


The nomination shortlists for 2015’s NME Awards, always a pinpoint monitor of the nation’s tastes, have been released. Kasabian lead with eight ‘Eez-eh’ noms, closely followed by Royal Blood and Jamie T.

Keeping their commentary short, sweet and free of city-dissing expletives, Kasabian have said: “2014 has been such an incredible year for us, and being nominated for eight NME Awards is a better Christmas present than getting Castle Greyskull in 1986! Thanks very much”.

Voting closes on 16 Jan, and the awards-giving will go down on 18 Feb at London’s Brixton Academy.

All I can add at this point is, Slaves’ Facebook to win Best Band Blog/Twitter.


Best British Band: Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Chvrches, Kasabian, Royal Blood, The Libertines

Best International Band: Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Haim, Interpol, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala

Best Live Band: Arctic Monkeys, Fat White Family, Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Royal Blood, The Libertines

Best New Band: Circa Waves, FKA Twigs, Jungle, Royal Blood, Slaves, Superfood

Best Solo Artist: Jack White, Jake Bugg, Jamie T, La Roux, Lana Del Rey, St Vincent

Best Album: Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge, Kasabian – 48:13, La Roux – Trouble In Paradise, Royal Blood – Royal Blood, Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2, St Vincent – St Vincent

Best Track: Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting On You), Jamie T – Zombie, Jungle – Busy Earnin’, Kasabian – Eez-Eh, Noel Gallagher – In The Heat Of The Moment, Royal Blood – Little Monster

Dance Floor Filler: Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX – Fancy, Jamie T – Zombie, Kasabian – Eez-Eh, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk, Metronomy – Love Letters, SBTRKT feat Ezra Koenig – New Dorp. New York

Re-issue Of The Year: Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II, Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible, Oasis – Definitely Maybe, Pixies – Doolittle, Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back, Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

Best Video: Fat White Family – Touch The Leather, FKA Twigs – Two Weeks, Jamie T – Zombie, Jungle – Busy Earnin’, Peace – Lost On Me, Royal Blood – Figure It Out

Best Music Film: Nick Cave, 20,000 Days On Earth, Finding Fela, Kasabian: Summer Solstice, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets, Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon, Edwyn Collins: The Possibilities Are Endless

Best Film: Boyhood, Frank, Get On Up, God Help The Girl, The Inbetweeners 2, Northern Soul

Best TV Show: Girls, Game Of Thrones, Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways, Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, True Detective

Book Of The Year: Bernard Sumner – Chapter And Verse, Ian Curtis – So This Is Permanence, Jesse Frohman – Kurt Cobain: The Last Session, John Lydon – Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored, Viv Albertine – Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, Steve Hanley – The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall

Hero Of The Year: Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, Kate Bush, Noel Gallagher, Russell Brand, Taylor Swift

Villain Of The Year: Bono, David Cameron, Harry Styles, Nigel Farage, Russell Brand, Taylor Swift

Worst Band: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bastille, Blink-182, One Direction, The 1975, U2

Best Festival: Bestival, Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Latitude, Reading & Leeds, T In The Park

Small Festival Of The Year: End Of The Road, Festival No 6, Field Day, Liverpool Psych Fest, The Great Escape, Tramlines

Music Moment Of The Year: Alex Turner’s BRIT Awards speech, Jamie T’s comeback, Kasabian headline Glastonbury, Kate Bush returns, The Libertines reunite, Nirvana reunite at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Best Fan Community: Jamie T, Kasabian, La Roux, Muse, Peace, Royal Blood

Best Band Blog/Twitter: ?uestlove’s Twitter, Alana Haim’s Twitter, Albert Hammond Jr’s Twitter, Fat White Family’s Facebook, Liam Gallagher’s Twitter, Slaves’ Facebook