Arctic Monkeys lead NME Awards nominations

British rockers the Arctic Monkeys are leading the pack at this year’s (14) NME Awards after landing eight nominations. The Fluorescent Adolescent hitmakers are in the running for the coveted Best British Band trophy, alongside the likes of Foals, Palma Violets, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure and Two Door Cinema Club.
The band is also up for Best Live Band, Best Album for AM, Best Track for Do I Wanna Know?, Best Music Video for Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?, Best Fan Community, Music Moment Of The Year for their headlining stint at Glastonbury, and frontman Alex Turner received a special nod for Hero of the Year.
California sister trio Haim is also tipped for multiple wins – the group is up for six awards, including Best International Band.
Other acts leading the way include Queens Of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire, who all boast three nominations each.
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Harry Styles are up for the Villain of the Year title, while Styles’ band One Direction will go head-to-head with the likes of The Wanted, Muse and 30 Seconds To Mars for Worst Band.
The ceremony will take place at the Brixton O2 Academy in London on 26 February (14).