Jake Bugg, Jamie T, Pumpkins Up For NME Awards

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Jake Bugg photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images
Photo: Mat Hayward/Getty Images

As the season of music award nominations continues, Jake Bugg, Jamie T, La Roux, St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Public Enemy are all among the nominees for the 2015 NME Awards.

The event, fully titled the 2015 NME Awards With Austin, Texas, will take place on February 18 at the 02 Academy Brixton, in south London. Kasabian lead the way with eight nominations, followed by Virgin’s Jamie T and Royal Blood with seven each. Jamie T’s nods include Best Solo Artist, in which category he is joined by Bugg, Del Rey, St. Vincent and La Roux, as well as by Jack White.

The Libertines, newly signed to Virgin, have nominations for Best Live Act and Music Moment of the Year for their reunion. The latter category also features the reunion of the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

Smashing Pumpkins’ and Public Enemy’s nominations are in the Reissue of the Year category, for Universal’s deluxe repackaging of their classic albums ‘Adore’ and ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ respectively. Go to our Deluxe Audio Store to buy the Smashing Pumpkins CD box set here and the Public Enemy LP on vinyl here.

Here are the nominations in selected categories for the NME Awards, with the full list here.

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 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’

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

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’

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