Kasabian up for eight NME awards



Kasabian have been nominated for eight NME Awards, while Jamie T and Royal Blood scored seven nods each.

Kasabian have been nominated for eight NME Awards.

The 'Fire' rockers lead the way for the annual ceremony with nods for Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification, Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers, Best Album for '48:13', Best Track supported by Tito's Handmade Vodka and Dance Floor Filler for 'Eez-Eh', Best Music Film for 'Summer Solstace', Music Moment of The Year for their Glastonbury headline slot and Best Fan Community and are delighted with their haul of nominations.

They said in a statement: "2014 has been such an incredible year for us, and being nominated for eight NME Awards is a better Christmas present than getting Castle Greyskull in '86! Thanks very much!"

The group are closely followed by both Jamie T and Royal Blood, who scored seven nominations each.

Jamie T said: "I would like to say a thank you to all the fans for coming down to the shows and to the NME for the seven nominations. Thank you, see ya in the pit."

Royal Blood added: "This caps an incredible year for us, and we can't thank NME readers enough for these nominations. Incredible!"

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift and Russell Brand have been nominated for both Hero and Villain of the Year, with the 'Shake It Off' singer's former boyfriend Harry Styles up for the latter prize for the third year in a row.

The NME Awards with Austin, Texas takes place on February 18 at London's Brixton Academy.

Fan voting is open now.

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


The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.


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