The British can’t seem to get enough of the Kings of Leon. Last week’s Brits Awards saw them take home the trophies for Best International Group and Best International Album, while tonight’s Shockwaves NME Awards in London presented the Nashvillians with the Best Album title.
The show was held at the O2 Academy in Brixton and featured live performances by Blur’s Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, Franz Ferdinand and LaRoux, Mercury Music Prize winners Elbow and Friendly Fires.
The full list of awards handed out:
Best British Band: Oasis
Best International Band: The Killers
Best New Band: MGMT
Best Live Band: Muse
Best Solo Artist: Pete Doherty
Best Album: Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Best Track: MGMT "Time To Pretend"
Best Video: Last Shadow Puppets "My Mistakes Were Made For You"
Best DVD: Arctic Monkeys At the Apollo
Best Album Artwork: Muse HAARP
Best Venue: London Astoria
Best Live Event: Glastonbury
Best Blog: Noel Gallagher
Best TV Show: The Mighty Boosh
Best Dressed: Alexa Chung
Worst Dressed: Amy Winehouse
Godlike Genius: The Cure
Outstanding Contribution to British Music: Elbow
Hero of the Year: Barack Obama
Villain of the Year: George W. Bush
Worst Band & Worst Album: Jonas Brothers
Sexiest Male: Matt Bellamy
Sexiest Female: Hayley Williams
Best Website: YouTube
Philip Hall Radar Award: The Big Pink