Arctic Monkeys to rule at this year's Shockwave NME Awards with seven nominations    2008-01-29 05:22:11    

The indie rockers are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Album Artwork for 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', Best Track for 'Fluorescent Adolescent' and Best Video for 'Teddy Picker'.
Arctic Monkeys are set to sweep the board at this year's Shockwave NME Awards with a record seven nominations.

The indie rockers are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album and Album Artwork for 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', Best Track for 'Fluorescent Adolescent' and Best Video for 'Teddy Picker'.

Frontman Alex Turner will also be hoping to scoop the Best Dressed accolade at the annual awards ceremony at London's indigO2 on February 28.

The Klaxons have been named in four categories and will contest Best British Band, Best Album for 'Myths Of The Near Future', Best Video for 'Golden Skans' and Best Dancefloor Filler for their hit 'Atlantis To Interzone'.

Babyshambles, Muse and The Cribs will also compete for Best British Band.

Babyshambles are also in the running for Best Album for 'Shotters Nation' along with The Enemy for 'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' and Radiohead for 'In Rainbows'.

The coveted Best International Band award sees Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Kings Of Leon and My Chemical Romance battle it out.

Elsewhere, troubled singer Amy Winehouse has picked up four nominations including Best Solo Artist where she will do battle with Kate Nash, Jamie T, Jack Penate and Patrick Wolf.

Winehouse - who entered rehab last week - is also up for Best Music DVD and the dubious titles of Worst Dressed and Villain Of The Year.

The shortlist was picked by readers of the British music magazine and fans can now vote for their favourites at

Shockwave NME Awards 2008 - full nominations list:

Best British Band

Arctic Monkeys


The Cribs



Best International Band

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters

The Killers

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

Best New Band

The Enemy


Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong

The Pigeon Detectives

The Wombats

Best Live Band

Arctic Monkeys

The Cribs

Kaiser Chiefs


My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist

Kate Nash

Jamie T

Jack Penate

Amy Winehouse

Patrick Wolf

Best Album

'Favourite Worst Nightmare' - Arctic Monkeys

'Shotters Nation' - Babyshambles

'We'll Live And Die In These Towns' - The Enemy

'Myths Of The Near Future' - Klaxons

'In Rainbows' - Radiohead

Best Track

'Fluorescent Adolescent' - Arctic Monkeys

'Flux' - Bloc Party

'Men's Needs' - The Cribs

'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' - Oasis

'Let's Dance To Joy Division' - The Wombats

Best Video

'Teddy Picker' - Arctic Monkeys

'Flux' - Bloc Party

'D.A.N.C.E.' - Justice

'Golden Skans' - Klaxons

'Teenagers' - My Chemical Romance

Best Music DVD

'Up The Shambles' - Babyshambles

'The Song Remains The Same' - Led Zeppelin

'Unplugged In New York' - Nirvana

'Lord Don't Slow Me Down' - Oasis

'I Told You I Was Trouble' - Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event

Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festival


Muse At Wembley Stadium

T In The Park

V Festival

Hero Of The Year

Matt Bellamy

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Ryan Jarman

Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year

Tony Blair

Johnny Borrell

Gordon Brown

George W Bush

Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Kate Nash

Alex Turner

Gerard Way

Worst Dressed

Johnny Borrell

Pete Doherty


Gerard Way

Amy Winehouse

Best Dancefloor Filler

'Flux' - Bloc Party

'Hummer' - Foals

'D.A.N.C.E.' - Justice

'Atlantis To Interzone' - Klaxons

'Let's Dance To Joy Division' - The Wombats

Best Album Artwork

'Favourite Worst Nightmare' - Arctic Monkeys

'The Good, The Bad And The Queen' - The Good, The Bad And The Queen

'Sawdust' - The Killers

'Because Of The Times' - Kings Of Leon

'Send Away The Tigers' - Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show

Russell Brand (Radio 2)

Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Chris Moyles (Radio 1)

Colin Murray (Radio 1)

Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album

'1973' - James Blunt

'The Trick To Life' - The Hoosiers

'Spirit' - Leona Lewis

'Life In Cartoon Motion' - Mika

'Blackout' - Britney Spears

Worst Band

30 Seconds To Mars

Fall Out Boy

The Hoosiers

My Chemical Romance

Panic At The Disco

Best TV Show


'The Mighty Boosh'

'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'

'The IT Crowd'


Best Film


'Hot Fuzz'

'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End'

'The Simpsons Movie'


Sexiest Man

Howlin' Pelle Almqvist

Julian Barrett

Noel Fielding

Nicky Wire

Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman

Jenny Lewis

Kylie Minogue


Hayley Williams

Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue

Brixton Academy

Manchester Apollo

Glasgow Barrowlands

London Astoria

Wembley Stadium

Best Website





Best Band Blog

Foals (

Lilly Allen (

Lightspeed Champion (

Radiohead (

The Streets (

Best Music Blog

The Hype Machine (

The Modern Age (

Nothing But Green Lights (

Spinner (

Stereogum (

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