The Best (and worst…) in Music: NME Awards 2013

Award season continued last night with NME hosting their annual celebration of all things music at London’s Troxy. Here’s a little round up of what happened…

The defining moment of the night came as Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood joined Johnny Marr for a special performance of The Smiths‘ iconic ‘How Soon Is Now’. Marr collected the NME’s ‘Godlike Genius’ award following a star-studded video justifying the accolade.

Johnny Marr and Ronnie Wood, playing ‘How Soon Is Now?’  at the NME Awards Show. Photograph from

Other big winners included Biffy Clyro winning ‘Best British Band’; the Scottish outfit are on tour across the UK this coming month, culminating in a massive show at London’s O2 Arena at the beginning of April. Tickets available here.

Biffy Clyro perform rip-roaring set at the show. Photograph from

The Killers picked up ‘Best International Band’, beating Tame Impala, The Black Keys and Foo Fighters, ahead of their busy festival season. There were wins for Florence + The Machine, Palma Violets and The Maccabees before Harry Styles was perhaps harshly announced as the ‘Villain Of The Year’ while his band One Direction were crowned ‘Worst Band’.

Brandon Flowers smiles after The Killers win Best International Band. Photograph from

The novel prize of ‘Best Twitter’ was taken by Alana Haim from BBC Sound Of 2013 winners Haim, who are live at London’s Heaven in April.

Another amazing award show then, celebrating the best (and worst…) in music!

Check out all of last night’s winners below:

Best British Band (supported by Sonos)
Winner: Biffy Clyro

Best International Band (supported by Rekorderlig)
Winner: The Killers

Best Solo Artist
Winner: Florence + The Machine

Best New Band (supported by Spotify)
Winner: Palma Violets

Best Live Band (supported by Carling)
Winner: Rolling Stones

Best Album (supported by Hoxton Gin)
Winner: The Maccabees – ‘Given To The Wild’

Best Track (supported by Blackstar Amps)
Winner: Foals – ‘Inhaler’

Dancefloor Anthem
Winner: Calvin Harris feat. Florence – ‘Sweet Nothing’

Best Video (supported by
Winner: Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine?’

Best TV Show
Winner: Fresh Meat

Best Festival (Supported by Farah Vintage)
Winner: Reading & Leeds

Best Music Film
Winner: Crossfire Hurricane

Best Reissue
Winner: Blur – ’21’

Best Twitter
Winner: Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)

Best Book
Winner: Mike Skinner, The Story Of The Streets

Music Moment Of The Year
Winner: Olympics opening ceremony

Hero Of The Year
Winner: Barack Obama

Villain Of The Year
Winner: Harry Styles

Best Small Festival
Winner: Festival No 6

Worst Band
Winner: One Direction

Best Fan Community
Winner: Muse

Best Film
Winner: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Hottest Man
Matt Bellamy

Hottest Woman
Amy Lee

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