NME Awards 2013

Date: February 27, 2013

Venue: London's Troxy

New Musical Express Awards 2013 Nominees & Winners

Best British Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kasabian
  • The Vaccines
  • Biffy Clyro - Winner
  • The Maccabees
  • The Cribs

Best Album

  • Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
  • Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
  • The Maccabees - Given To The Wild - Winner
  • Alt-J - An Awesome Wave
  • The Vaccines - Come Of Age
  • Tame Impala - Lonerism
  • Godlike Genius
  • Johnny Marr

Best International Band

  • The Killers - Winner
  • Tame Impala
  • The Black Keys
  • Odd Future
  • Crystal Castles
  • Foo Fighters

Best Track

  • Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?'
  • Haim - 'Don't Save Me'
  • MIA - 'Bad Girls'
  • Foals - 'Inhaler' - Winner
  • Palma Violets - 'Best Of Friends'
  • Tame Impala - 'Elephant'

Best Re-Issue

  • Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
  • Blur - 21 - Winner
  • Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
  • Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
  • Ian Brown - Collected

Best Solo Artist

  • Jake Bugg
  • Noel Gallagher
  • Florence Welch - Winner
  • Miles Kane
  • Grimes
  • Paul Weller

Best New Band

  • Alt-J
  • Peace
  • Palma Violets - Winner
  • Django Django
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Haim

Best Music Video

  • Grimes - 'Oblivion'
  • MIA - 'Bad Girls'
  • David Bowie - 'Where Are We Now?'
  • Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?' - Winner
  • Haim - 'Don't Save Me'
  • Tame Impala - 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards'

Best Festival

  • Reading & Leeds - Winner
  • T In The Park
  • Bestival
  • Primavera
  • Latitude
  • Isle Of Wight

Best Small Festival

  • Swn
  • The Great Escape
  • Field Day
  • Festival No.6 - Winner
  • End Of The Road
  • Constellations

Best Live Band

  • The Maccabees
  • The Cribs
  • Blur
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Foals
  • The Rolling Stones - Winner

Outstanding Contribution to Music

  • The Cribs

Philip Hall Radar Award

  • Child Of Lov

Best Dancefloor Anthem

  • Mosca featuring Katy B - 'What You Came For'
  • Calvin Harris and Florence Welch - 'Sweet Nothing' - Winner
  • Psy - 'Gangnam Style'
  • MIA - 'Bad Girls'
  • Kanye West/Jay-Z - 'Paris'
  • Solange - 'Losing You'

Music Moment Of The Year

  • David Bowie's comeback
  • The Stone Roses comeback shows at Heaton Park
  • London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony - Winner
  • The Rolling Stones 50th anniversary show at London's O2 Arena
  • Green Day's secret set at Reading Festival
  • Pussy Riot's punk prayer

Hero Of The Year

  • David Bowie
  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Pussy Riot
  • Barack Obama - Winner
  • Frank Ocean
  • Dave Grohl

Villain Of The Year

  • David Cameron
  • Harry Styles - Winner
  • Skrillex
  • Psy
  • Fred Macpherson
  • Azealia Banks

Worst Band

  • One Direction - Winner
  • Muse
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Alt-J
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ed Sheeran

Best Book

  • David Byrne - How Music Works
  • Neil Young - Waging Heavy Peace
  • Mike Skinner - The Story Of The Streets - Winner
  • Tim Burgess - Telling Stories
  • The Rolling Stones - 50<
  • Peter Hook Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division

Best Film

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Winner
  • Ted
  • iLL Manors
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Skyfall
  • The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Best Music Film

  • Searching For Sugar Man
  • LCD Soundsystem - Shut Up And Play The Hits
  • Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
  • Marley
  • The Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane - Winner
  • Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day

Best TV Show

  • Breaking Bad
  • Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy
  • Fresh Meat - Winner
  • Sherlock
  • The Thick Of It
  • Doctor Who

Best Fan Community

  • Muse - Winner
  • Hurts
  • 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • The Killers
  • Enter Shikari

Best Twitter

  • Muse (@muse)
  • Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
  • Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
  • Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim) - Winner
  • Wiley (@EskiDance)
  • MIA (@MIAuniverse)

History of New Musical Express Awards

The annual NME Awards were founded by the New Musical Express music magazine, hence the acronym “NME”. The first round of awards was held in 1953. The magazine has an identity of its own and the NME Awards are basically an offshoot but have become a regular annual feature.

The approach to these awards is rather unique and they are given in a rather jovial and humorous fashion although behind this façade is a dead serious intent. The credit to the awardees is actually quite real. The categories include the “Villain of the Year” and the “Worst Record”. The actual award is made in the shape of a middle finger extended in a profane manner.

The awards started off with the “NME Poll Winners Concert” which was followed by the actual awards ceremony. This was the modus operandi from 1952 and continued up till 1972, Bands like The Rolling Stones and The Beatles were popularly featured. Renowned venues like the Empire Pool and the Royal Albert Hall were used.

Over the years, these awards have served as a reflection of the changing face of music from one era to the next. The NME Awards went into a recession in the eighties but was however revived in the nineties with the NME Brat Awards which marked the beginning of the “Britpop” era. During this period, the British rock band Oasis won three awards including one for their iconic track Wonderwall which is popular even today.

The 2000s ushered in an era of what came to be known as the “Garage Rock Revival” which was marked by The Strokes who won three awards.

Recipients

Here are the details of a few recipients of the NME Awards over the years:

  • 1995 – Oasis (3 awards)
  • 1996 – Oasis (4 awards)
  • 1999 – Manic Street Preachers (4 awards)
  • 2000 – Blur (3 awards)
  • 2001 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2002 – The Strokes (3 awards)
  • 2003 – Coldplay (2 awards)
  • 2005 – Franz Ferdinand (2 awards)
  • 2006 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2007 – Arctic Monkeys (2 awards)
  • 2008 – Arctic Monkeys (3 awards)
  • 2009 – MGMT (2 awards)
  • 2010 – Muse and Kasabian (2 awards)
  • 2011 – My Chemical Romance (2 awards)
  • 2012 – Florence and the Machine (2 awards)
  • 2013 – Florence and the Machine and The Rolling Stones (2 awards)