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Tame Impala Nominated For 4 NME Awards

Written by Mike Hohnen on January 22, 2013

Tame Impala are strongly representing Australia in the list of nominees for NME Awards this year. The group, whose latest album Lonerism is still making waves, have been shortlisted 4 highly coveted accolades at the 2013 event.

Tame will be up against The Foo Fighters, The Killers, Odd Future and Crystal Castles for Best International Band. They will have to fend off Alt-J and Frank Ocean for Best Album, and are up against fellow NME awards debutants Haim for best track with Elephants. Finally, they will be directly against David Bowie and MIA for Best Video.

The Rolling Stones have also been tipped for 4 awards, and it appears no matter how many times you win, it’s still exciting with Mick Jagger telling NME “It’s very nice to be nominated. When I first heard it was four things, I thought, ‘Ooh, blimey! That’s very nice!'” And it’s not a journalists-only thing, it’s not a coterie of closely-knit people choosing. It’s funny, because when we were rehearsing at Wembley Arena last year, it was where we used to do the NME Pollwinners. We remembered, it was the first time we ever played ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, at one of those Pollwinners concerts!”

Other hot awards on the night are sure to be Best Twitter, and Villain of the Year – a fight to the death (not literally, unfortuantly) between The Biebs, Harry Styles, Psy and more.

NME Awards 2013 nominations in full:

Best British Band supported by SONOS
Arctic Monkeys
Kasabian
The Vaccines
Biffy Clyro
The Maccabees
The Cribs

Best Album
‘Channel Orange’ Frank Ocean
‘Jake Bugg’ Jake Bugg
‘Given To The Wild’ The Maccabees
‘An Awesome Wave’ Alt-J
‘Come Of Age’ The Vaccines
‘Lonerism’ Tame Impala

Best International Band supported by Rekorderlig Cider
The Killers
Tame Impala
The Black Keys
Odd Future
Crystal Castles
Foo Fighters

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amps
‘R U Mine?’ Arctic Monkeys
‘Don’t Save Me’ Haim
‘Bad Girls’ MIA
‘Inhaler’ Foals
‘Best Of Friends’ Palma Violets
‘Elephant’ Tame Impala

Best TV Show
Breaking Bad
Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy
Fresh Meat
Sherlock
The Thick Of It
Doctor Who

Best Music Film
Searching For Sugar Man
LCD Soundsystem: ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’
Hit So Hard : The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
Marley
The Rolling Stones: ‘Crossfire Hurricane’
Led Zeppelin: ‘Celebration Day’

Best Re-Issue
‘Generation Terrorists’ Manic Street Preachers
’21’ Blur
‘The Fat Of The Land’ Prodigy
‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ Interpol
‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ Smashing Pumpkins
‘Collected’ Ian Brown

Best Solo Artist
Jake Bugg
Noel Gallagher
Florence Welch
Miles Kane
Grimes
Paul Weller

Best New Band supported by Spotify
Alt-J
Peace
Palma Violets
Django Django
Alabama Shakes
Haim

Best Music Video
‘Oblivion’ Grimes
‘Bad Girls’ MIA
‘Where Are We Now?’ David Bowie
‘R U Mine?’ Arctic Monkeys
‘Don’t Save Me’ Haim
‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’ Tame Impala

Best Festival supported by Farah Vintage
Reading & Leeds Festivals
T In The Park
Bestival
Primavera
Latitude
Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band
The Maccabees
The Cribs
Blur
Biffy Clyro
Foals
The Rolling Stones

Best Dancefloor Anthem
‘What You Came For’ Mosca feating Katy B
‘Sweet Nothing’ Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
‘Gangnam Style’ Psy
‘Bad Girls’ MIA
‘In Paris’ Kanye West/Jay-Z
‘Losing You’ Solange

Best Twitter
Muse (@muse)
Fred Macpherson, Spector (@fredmacpherson)
Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts (@theohurts)
Alana Haim, Haim (@babyhaim)
Wiley (@EskiDance)
MIA (@MIAuniverse)

Best Book
David Byrne: How Music Works
Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace
Mike Skinner: The Story Of The Streets
Tim Burgess: Telling Stories
The Rolling Stones: 50
Peter Hook: Unknown Pleasures : Inside Joy Division

Music Moment Of The Year
David Bowie returns
The Stone Roses play Heaton Park
Olympics opening ceremony
The Rolling Stones play London’s O2 Arena
Green Day’s secret set at Reading Festival
Pussy Riot’s punk prayer

Hero Of The Year
David Bowie
Bradley Wiggins
Pussy Riot
Barack Obama
Frank Ocean
Dave Grohl

Villain Of The Year
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Skrillex
Psy
Fred Macpherson
Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival
Swn
The Great Escape
Field Day
Festival No.6
End Of The Road
Constellations

Worst Band
One Direction
Muse
Mumford & Sons
Alt-J
Justin Bieber
Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community
Muse
Hurts
30 Seconds To Mars
Manic Street Preachers
The Killers
Enter Shikari

Best Film
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Ted
iLL Manors
The Dark Knight Rises
Skyfall
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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