NME award nominations announced

Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Muse are among those shortlisted for this year's Shockwaves NME Awards.

All three bands have picked up four nominations, alongside American bands The Killers and My Chemical Romance.

Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian and Muse are all nominated for Best British Band and Best Live Band, while their albums - 'Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not', 'Empire' and 'Black Holes And Revelations', respectively - are all nominated in the Best Album category.

Meanwhile, both the Killers and My Chemical Romance will compete in the Best International Band category, while My Chemical Romance are also nominated in the Best Live Band category. Both bands are also nominated in the Best Album category - The Killers with 'Sam's Town' and My Chemical Romance with 'The Black Parade'.

Oasis and Babyshambles are also nominated for Best British Band, with Pete Doherty's band also nominated in the Best Live Band category.

The Strokes are also nominated in the Best International Band category, alongside We Are Scientists and CSS.

Lily Allen leads the nominations for Best Solo Artist, alongside former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Jamie T.

The Fratellis lead the line-up for the Best New Band nominations, alongside The Horrors, Klaxons, The Kooks and The View.

The Shockwaves NME Awards will take place at London's Hammersmith Palais on March 1.

The full list of nominations are available at: www.nme.com


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