Muse Named Best British Band At 2011 NME Awards

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Muse picked up the Best British band prize at last night’s NME Awards bash, seeing off competition from Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian at London’s Brixton Academy.

The trio were however beaten to the Best Live Band award by Biffy Clyro, while Arcade Fire‘s ‘The Suburbs‘ added yet another gong to its ever-growing list of accolades by picking up Best Album.

Elsewhere, Manchester duo Hurts pipped Beady Eye and Everything Everything to Best New Band, and My Chemical Romance picked up two awards for Best International Band and Best Video.

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followed up her surprise triumph at the recent Brit Awards by being named Best Solo Artist, and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and PJ Harvey were both recognised in the Godlike Genius and Outstanding Contribution categories respectively.

Selected winners:

Godlike Genius: Dave Grohl

Philip Hall Radar Award: The Naked And Famous

Outstanding Contribution To Music: PJ Harvey

Best British Band: Muse

Best International Band: My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist: Laura Marling

Best New Band: Hurts

Best Live Band: Biffy Clyro

Best Album: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

Best Track: Foals – ‘Spanish Sahara’

Best Video: My Chemical Romance – ‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’

Best Festival: Glastonbury

Best Small Festival: RockNess

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