NME Awards 2014

Date: February 26th, 2014

Venue: London - O2 Academy Brixton

New Muscial Express Awards 2014 Nominess and Winners

Best British Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Foals
  • Palma Violets
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Disclosure
  • Two Door Cinema Club

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

  • Haim
  • Arcade Fire
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • Phoenix
  • Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist

Best New Band supported by Mossimo

  • Drenge
  • Swim Deep
  • Chvrches
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Wolf Alice
  • Courtney Barnett

Best Live Band

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Palma Violets
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Haim
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Savages

Best Album

  • AM - Arctic Monkeys
  • ...Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stone Age
  • In Love - Peace
  • Yeezus - Kanye West
  • Silence Yourself - Savages
  • Drenge - Drenge

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification

  • "Do I Wanna Know?" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen
  • "White Noise" - Disclosure
  • "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
  • "2013" - Primal Scream
  • "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk

Best Music Video

  • "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" - Arctic Monkeys
  • "Happy" - Pharrell Williams
  • "Reflektor" - Arcade Fire
  • "Hard Out Here" - Lily Allen
  • "Nerve Endings" - Eagulls
  • "Falling" - Haim

Best Festival

  • Glastonbury
  • Reading & Leeds
  • T In The Park
  • Latitude
  • Bestival
  • V

Best TV Show

  • Breaking Bad
  • Fresh Meat
  • Sherlock
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Misfits
  • Doctor Who

Best Music Film

  • Muscle Shoals
  • Made Of Stone
  • Sound City
  • The National: Mistaken For Strangers
  • Good Vibrations
  • Muse

Best Reissue

  • In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition - Nirvana
  • Sound System - The Clash
  • The Regal Years: 1997–2004 - The Beta Band
  • LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition) - The Breeders
  • Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) - Bob Dylan
  • White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition - The Velvet Underground

Best Band Blog Or Twitter

  • Jehnny Beth, Savages
  • Albert Hammond Jr
  • Alana Haim, Haim
  • James Blunt
  • Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts
  • Grimes

Best Book

  • Autobiography - Morrissey
  • Creation Stories - Alan McGee
  • Yeah Yeah Yeah - Bob Stanley
  • The Beatles: All These Years: Volume One: Tune In - Mark Lewisohn
  • Song Reader - Beck
  • I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp - Richard Hell

Best Small Festival

  • Rockness
  • Y Not
  • Kendall Calling
  • Swn
  • Green Man
  • Festival Number 6

Best Fan Community

  • Hurts
  • Haim
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Muse
  • Peace
  • Morrissey

Music Moment Of The Year

  • Pussy Riot are freed
  • Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury
  • Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury
  • Morrissey's autobiography is released
  • Kanye West brings Jesus on stage

Worst Band

  • One Direction
  • The Wanted
  • The 1975
  • Imagine Dragons
  • 30 Seconds To Mars
  • Muse

Hero Of The Year

  • Alex Turner
  • David Bowie
  • Este Haim
  • Russell Brand
  • Pussy Riot
  • Lou Reed

Villain Of The Year

  • Miley Cyrus
  • Robin Thicke
  • Harry Styles
  • David Cameron
  • Vladimir Putin

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)