Oasis' NME charge

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 January 2009

Oasis' NME charge

Oasis have been nominated for seven Shockwave NME awards, including Best British Band, Best Album and surprisingly Worst Band

Oasis have been nominated for seven Shockwave NME awards.

The band, fronted by Liam Gallagher, are up for six accolades, including Best British Band, Best Live Band and Best Album for 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

Guitarist Noel Gallagher's sense of style has also been recognised with a nomination in the Best Dressed category, in which he is up against new US President Barack Obama.

He said: "Seven nominations, you say? Is that all? I always knew my time would come in the best dressed man in the world category."

Surprisingly, the group are also up for the 'honour' of Worst Band along with Tokio Hotel, the Jonas Brothers, Scouting for Girls and Fall Out Boy.

Alex Turner picked up six nominations for his work with The Last Shadow Puppets, Arctic Monkeys and individually.

Kings of Leon, MGMT, Radiohead and Vampire Weekend have all been recognised in several categories.

'Rehab' singer Amy Winehouse - who was up for four awards last year - is only mentioned in one category this year: Villain of the Year.

The troubled soul star lost out on the unwanted accolade to former US President George Bush last year, and faces competition from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Republican Presidential candidate John McCain and Pete Doherty this year.

Britney Spears will compete for the Worst Album prize for the second consecutive year, this time against Coldplay, Razorlight, the Jonas Brothers and Scouting For Girls.

The shortlist was picked by readers of the British music magazine and fans can now vote for their favourites at www.nme.com/awards.

The NME Awards will take place at London's Brixton Academy on February 25.

Shockwave NME Awards 2008 - full nominations list:

Best British Band:


Bloc Party



Last Shadow Puppets

Best International Band:

Kings of Leon

The Killers


Vampire Weekend

Crystal Castles

Best Solo Artist:



Laura Marling

Lightspeed Champion

Pete Doherty

Best New Band:

Vampire Weekend



Late Of The Pier

White Lies

Best Live Band:



The Killers


Kings Of Leon

Best Album:

Kings Of Leon 'Only By The Night'

The Killers 'Day and Age'

Glasvegas 'Glasvegas'

Oasis 'Dig Out Your Soul'

Bloc Party 'Intimacy'

Best Track:

Vampire Weekend 'A-Punk'

Last shadow Puppets 'Age Of The Understanding'

Kings of Leon 'Sex On Fire'

The Ting Tings 'That's Not My Name'

MGMT 'Time To Pretend'

Best Video:

Late Of The Pier 'Heartbeat'

Last Shadow Puppets 'My Mistakes Were Made For You'

Radiohead 'House of Cards'

Vampire Weekend 'A-Punk'

Oasis 'Shock Of The Lightning'

Best Live Event:

T in the Park


Isle Of Wight Festival

Reading and Leeds

V Festival

Best TV:


'The Mighty Boosh'

'Gavin and Stacey'

'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'

'The IT Crowd'

Best Film:

'Quantum of Solace'


'The Dark Knight'



Best Dance Floor Filler:

Bloc Party 'Mercury'

Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris 'Dance Wiv Me'

Crystal Castles 'Courtship Dating'

Friendly Fires 'Paris'

Late Of The Pier 'Bathroom Gurgle'

Best DVD:

Foo Fighters 'Live At Wembley'

Rolling Stones 'Shine A Light'

Kaiser Chiefs 'Live From Elland Road'

Arctic Monkeys 'At The Apollo'

Muse 'H.A.A.R.P.'

Hero of the Year:

Brandon Flowers

Noel Gallagher

Barack Obama

Noel Fielding

Alex Turner

Villain of the Year:

Amy Winehouse

George Bush

Pete Doherty

John McCain

Gordon Brown

Best Dressed:

Brandon Flowers

Noel Fielding

Alexa Chung

Alex Turner

Noel Gallagher

Worst Dressed:

Amy Winehouse

Pete Doherty

Katy Perry

Brandon Flowers

Johnny Borrell

Worst Album:

The Jonas Brothers 'A Little Bit Longer'

Coldplay 'Viva La Vida, Or Death And All His Friends'

Britney Spears 'Circus'

Scouting For Girls 'Scouting For Girls'

Razorlight 'Slipway Fires'

Worst Band:

Tokio Hotel

Jonas Brothers

Scouting for Girls

Fall Out Boy


Sexiest Male:

Carl Barat

Keith Murray

Matt Bellamy

Pete Doherty

Miles Kane

Sexiest Female:

Hayley Williams

Kate Jackson

Alison Mosshart

Lykke Li

Stephanie Dosen

Best Website:



Last FM



Best Venue:

O2 Arena

London Astoria

Glasgow Barrowlands

Brixton Academy

Manchester Academy

Best Album Artwork:

We Are Scientists 'Brian Thrust Mastery'

Muse 'H.A.A.R.P.'

The Cure '4:13 Dream'

Guillemots 'Red'

The Killers 'Day and Age'

Best Band Blog:

Noel Gallagher/Oasis

Little boots

Lightspeed Champion




Britpop demi-gods Oasis head North with their seventh album 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

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