Brit rockers Suede, Kasabian, The Libertines and Manic Street Preachers turn out for the raucous NME awards, celebrating the best in independent British music. Rough cut - no reporter narration.
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The annual NME Awards, now called 'NME Awards with Austin, Texas' took place on Wednesday (February 18) with some of British independent music stars walking the red carpet. Among them were Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield and Suede's Brett Anderson who were showing their support for the publication, whose sales have dipped to below 20,000, according to reports. Rock band Kasabian, who walked home with the Best British Band and Best Album award at the event, hit out on people for not being 'Rock 'n' Roll' enough while Justin Young from The Vaccines admitted that they failed in that degree. The Best International Band at the event went to Foo Fighters, who announced via a video message that they were headlining Glastonbury - the music festival which also picked up the Best Festival award. Other notable winners included Royal Blood, who won the Best Live Band and Best New Band awards, Jamie T's track 'Zombie' which won Best Video and Best Track award. Best Solo Artist went to Jake Bugg, while Hero of the Year went to Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner. The NME also 'celebrates' the worst of the music industry and popular culture. They gave the Worst Band award to 5 Seconds of Summer, and pronounced UKIP political leader Nigel Farage the Villain of the Year. Best Band Social Media went to Liam Gallagher's Twitter.