Tame Impala Nominated For 4 NME Awards

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


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


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


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


Paul Weller

Best New Band supported by Spotify



Palma Violets

Django Django

Alabama Shakes


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




Isle Of Wight

Best Live Band

The Maccabees

The Cribs


Biffy Clyro


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



Fred Macpherson

Azealia Banks

Best Small Festival


The Great Escape

Field Day

Festival No.6

End Of The Road


Worst Band

One Direction


Mumford & Sons


Justin Bieber

Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Community



30 Seconds To Mars

Manic Street Preachers

The Killers

Enter Shikari

Best Film

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


iLL Manors

The Dark Knight Rises


The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

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