The NME is celebrating its 60th year in publication this year, but last night in London there was some other business to attend to—the annual NME Awards. It looks to have been an event more notable for the performances than the winners, with an unusual collaboration between Florence Welch and The Horrors (on a version of the latter’s “Still Life”) among the highlights.
Both those artists were among the winners, with The Horrors scooping up Best Album for Skying and Florence winning Best Solo Artist (apparently the Machine, whoever they are, don’t qualify her as part of a group). You can check out the awards in full below, and yes we really do live in a world where some people think The Vaccines were the best new group to emerge in 2011. [via NME]
NME Award winners:
Best British Band (supported by Sonos)
Best International Band (supported by T4)
Winner: Foo Fighters
Best Solo Artist (supported by Rekorderlig)
Winner: Florence + The Machine
Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh)
Winner: The Vaccines
Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Arctic Monkeys
Best Album (supported by HMV)
Winner: The Horrors - 'Skying'
Best Track (supported by Fender)
Winner: Florence + The Machine - 'Shake It Out'
Dancefloor Anthem (supported by NME Radio)
Winner: Katy B - 'Broken Record'
Best Video (supported by NMEVideo.com)
Winner: Hurts - 'Sunday'
Best TV Show
Winner: 'Fresh Meat'
Best Music Film
Winner: 'Back And Forth' - Foo Fighters
Greatest Music Moment Of The Year
Winner: The Stone Roses reunite
Winner: The Smiths - 'Complete Reissues'
Winner: Noel Fielding - 'The Scribblings Of A Madcap Shambleton'
Hero Of The Year
Winner: Matt Bellamy
Villain Of The Year
Winner: Justin Bieber
Winner: Justin Bieber - 'Under The Mistletoe'
Winner: One Direction
Best Album Artwork
Winner: Friendly Fires - 'Pala'
Best Band Blog Or Twitter
Best Small Festival
Most Dedicated Fans
Winner: Jared Leto, 30 Seconds To Mars
Winner: Hayley Williams, Paramore