The pair are up for Best British Band along with Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Biffy Clyro and The Cribs, while their respective LPs ‘Given To The Wild‘ and ‘…Come Of Age‘ will compete for the Best Album prize, as will Frank Ocean‘s ‘Channel Orange‘, Jake Bugg‘s self-titled debut, Alt-J‘s ‘An Awesome Wave‘ and ‘Lonerism‘ by Tame Impala.
Elsewhere, The Rolling Stones are nominated for Best Live Band after their short comeback tour towards the end of last year, while Noel Gallagher is again shortlisted for Best Solo Artist.
“The NME Awards is the highlight of the music calendar and the most Rock’n’roll party of the year, so it’s incredibly exciting to see such a wide range of artists nominated this time around,” NME editor Mike Williams has said.
Best British Band
Frank Ocean – ‘Channel Orange’
Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg’
The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’
Alt-J – ‘An Awesome Wave’
The Vaccines – ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’
Tame Impala – ‘Lonerism’
Best International Band
The Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’
Haim – ‘Don’t Save Me’
MIA – ‘Bad Girls’
Foals – ‘Inhaler’
Palma Violets – ‘Best Of Friends’
Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’
Best Solo Artist
Best New Band
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Isle Of Wight
Best Live Band
The Rolling Stones
Hero Of The Year
Villain Of The Year
Mumford & Sons
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