NME Awards 2013


If The BRITS are the upstanding citizen of music awards ceremonies, the NME Awards are its delinquent younger sibling, rocking up a week later in a haze of guitar feedback, reeking of booze. Being voted for by readers, they’re a fair bit cheekier too, honouring the best in British indie and naming and shaming the turkeys of the past twelve months, with categories like Worst Album and Villain of The Year. Amusingly, Harry Styles and David Cameron are slugging it out for the latter “honour” this year.

This year’s event took place on 27th February at The Troxy, East London, and featured live performances from Biffy Clyro and “Godlike Genius” Johnny Marr, who was joined by members of The Rolling Stones and The Vaccines to play Smiths classics ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and ‘There Is Light That Never Goes Out’. To find out who won what, and to preview and download music from all the nominees, see below.


Best Album - The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

Best Track - Foals - ‘Inhaler’

Best Dancefloor Anthem - Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch - 'Sweet Nothing'

Best Video - Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?'


Outstanding Contribution To Music - The Cribs

Godlike Genius: Johnny Marr


Philip Hall Radar Award - The Child Of Lov