NME Awards 2015 with Austin Texas nominations announced

NME reveal the nominations ahead of their 2015 awards ceremony at the 02 Academy in Brixton.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 17th Dec 2014

Image: NME

Whilst media outlets far and wide are mulling over their albums of the year, as another twelve months in music comes to a close, a publication of real musical clout, NME have announced their nominations for their annual awards ceremony due to take place on Wednesday 18th February at London's 02 Academy Brixton

Kasabian amass a colossal eight nominations after a marquee year which saw them headline Glastonbury. That performance, which can be witnessed below, put them in the hat for 'Best Live Moment', whilst their latest album 48:13 is up for 'Album Of The Year'.

Clocking in with seven nominations is Jamie T after a magnificent comeback year driven by his anticipated album Carry On The Grudge, and Royal Blood, who alerted everyone's radar through their riff heavy indie rock exploits.

The night's most prestigious gongs beginning with 'Best British Band' and 'Best Live Band' will be fought out between the aforementioned Royal Blood and Kasabian as well as Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines.  In the running for 'Best Album' are Jamie T, Kasabian, Royal Blood, La Roux, Run The Jewels (check out our recent review) and St Vincent

Where there's heroes there's villains , meaning Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Bono, Russell Brand and David Cameron are up for the title of 'Villain Of The Year', although the public are clearly of split opinion this year as Taylor Swift and Russell Brand make it into the category for 'Hero Of The Year' alongside Alex Turner, Dave Grohl, Kate Bush and Noel Gallagher.

To vote head here. Full nominations listed below. 

Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification


Arctic Monkeys



Royal Blood

The Libertines


Best Album

Jamie T – ‘Carry On The Grudge’

Kasabian –‘48:13’

La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’

Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’

Run The Jewels – ‘Run The Jewels 2’

St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’


Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World®

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters



Queens Of The Stone Age

Tame Impala


Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers

Arctic Monkeys

Fat White Family

Foo Fighters


Royal Blood

The Libertines


Best New Band

Circa Waves

FKA Twigs


Royal Blood




Best Solo Artist

Jack White

Jake Bugg

Jamie T

La Roux

Lana Del Rey

St Vincent


Best Festival



Isle Of Wight


Reading & Leeds

T In The Park


Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Future Islands, ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’

Jamie T – ‘Zombie’

Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’’

Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’

Noel Gallagher – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’

Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’


Best Video

Fat White Family – ‘Touch The Leather’

FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’

Jamie T – ‘Zombie’

Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’’

Peace – ‘Lost On Me’

Royal Blood – ‘Figure It Out’


Best Music Film

20,000 Days On Earth

Finding Fela

Kasabian: Summer Solstice

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon

The Possibilities Are Endless


Best Film



Get On Up

God Help The Girl

The Inbetweeners 2

Northern Soul


Best TV Show


Game Of Thrones

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Peaky Blinders


True Detective


Dancefloor Filler

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – ‘Fancy’

Jamie T – ‘Zombie’

Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’

SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig – ‘New Dorp. New York’


Worst Band

5 Seconds Of Summer



One Direction

The 1975



Villain Of The Year


David Cameron

Harry Styles

Nigel Farage

Russell Brand

Taylor Swift


Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

Dave Grohl

Kate Bush

Noel Gallagher

Russell Brand

Taylor Swift


Music Moment Of The Year

Alex Turner’s Brit Awards speech

Jamie T’s comeback

Kasabian headline Glastonbury

Kate Bush returns

The Libertines reunite

Nirvana reunite at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame


Best Fan Community

Jamie T


La Roux



Royal Blood


Small Festival Of The Year

End Of The Road

Festival Number 6

Field Day

Liverpool Psych Fest

The Great Escape



Book Of The Year

Bernard Sumner – Chapter And Verse

Ian Curtis, Deborah Curtis and Jon Savage – So This Is Permanence

Jesse Frohman – Kurt Cobain: The Last Session

John Lydon – Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored

Viv Albertine – Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys

Steve Hanley – The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall


Reissue Of The Year

Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin II’

Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Holy Bible’

Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’

Pixies – ‘Doolittle’

Public Enemy – ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’

Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Adore’


Best Band Social Media

?uestlove’s Twitter

Alana Haim’s Twitter

Albert Hammond Jr’s Twitter

Fat White Family’s Facebook

Liam Gallagher’s Twitter

Slaves’ Facebook