NME awards presented

By | Published on Thursday 28 February 2013

NME Awards

The CMU email system may have placed the official winners list we were sent into the spam folder, but nevertheless, these are indeed the lucky recipients of an NME Award for 2013, presented last night in London.

The Rolling Stones were double winners, with the NME-reading kids seemingly impressed that the granddads of pop rock could both play a few gigs and release a rather good film in the same year. Meanwhile Biffy Clyro were declared Britain’s best band and Florence Welch the very best person who sings on her own (or, occasionally, with a machine).

In the two customary ‘diss’ categories, Harry Styles this time received a metaphorical shoe to the balls, his group being declared Worst Band, and he himself Villain Of The Year. Though as these are basically code for ‘Most Successful Pop Act Of The Moment’, maybe not as painful as that actual shoe.

Anyway, winners…

Best British Band: Biffy Clyro
Best International Band: The Killers
Best Live Band: The Rolling Stones
Best New Band: Palma Violets
Best Solo Artist: Florence Welch

Best Track: Foals – Inhaler
Best Dancefloor Anthem: Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing
Best Album: The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
Best Re-Issue: Blur – 21
Best Music Video: Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

Best Music Film: The Rolling Stones – Crossfire Hurricane
Best TV Show: Fresh Meat
Best Book: Mike Skinner – The Story Of The Streets
Best Film: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Best Festival: Reading & Leeds Festivals
Best Small Festival: Festival No.6
Music Moment Of The Year: Olympics Opening Ceremony

Best Fan Community: Muse
Best Twitter: Alana Haim, Haim (@Babyhaim)

Hero Of The Year: Barack Obama
Villain Of The Year: Harry Styles
Worst Band: One Direction

Philip Hall Radar Award: Child Of Lov
Godlike Genius: Johnny Marr
Outstanding Contribution Award: The Cribs