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Shockwaves NME Awards: 2007 nominees announced

The Arctic Monkeys

Story by Jack Foley

ARCTIC Monkeys, Kasabian, The Killers, Muse and My Chemical Romance lead the shortlist for this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards with four nominations each.

NME favourites the Arctic Monkeys triumphed last year and will be looking for further success in 2007 despite being up against heavy-hitters such as Muse, Oasis and Kasabian, as well as Pete Doherty’s Babyshambles.

Kasabian, meanwhile, are also in the running for best live band, album and video. They were said to be ““blown away” by the number of nominations.

Arctic Monkeys’ debut album Whatever You Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not will compete against Kasabian’s Empire, The Killers’ Sam’s Town, Muse’s Black Holes & Revelations and My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade for best album.

Lily Allen, whose debut album Alright, Still was among last year’s biggest sellers missed out on competing for the best LP but is up for best solo artist alongside Jarvis Cocker, newcomer Jamie T, Thom Yorke and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly.

The awards will be held at Hammersmith Palais on March 1.

The main nominations are as follows…

Best British band
Arctic Monkeys

Best International Band
The Killers
My Chemical Romance
The Strokes
We Are Scientists

Best Solo Artist
Lily Allen
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Jarvis Cocker
Jamie T
Thom Yorke

Best New Band The Fratellis
The Horrors
The Kooks
The View

Best Live Band
Arctic Monkeys
My Chemical Romance

Best Album Arctic Monkeys – Whatever You Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Kasabian – Empire
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Muse – Black Holes And Revelations
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Best Track
Dirty Pretty Things – Bang Bang You’re Dead
The Killers – When You Were Young
Klaxons – Atlantis To Interzone
Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
The View – Wasted Little DJs

Best Video
The Horrors – Sheena Is A Parasite
Kasabian – Empire
The Killers – Bones
OK Go – Here It Goes Again
Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies

Best Music DVD
Arctic Monkeys – Scummy Man
Dirty Pretty Things – Puffing On A Coffin Nail
Foo Fighters – Skin And Bones
Maximo Park – Found On Film
My Chemical Romance – Life On The Murder Scene

Best Live Event
Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals
Download 2006
T In The Park

Best Film
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Casino Royale
The Departed
Little Miss Sunshine
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Best TV Show
The Mighty Boosh
Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Best Radio Show
Lauren Laverne (Xfm)
Zane Lowe (Radio 1)
Chris Moyles (Radio 1)
Colin Murray (Radio 1)
Jo Whiley

Sexiest Man
Carl Barat
Matt Bellamy
Pete Doherty
Brandon Flowers
Gerard Way

Sexiest Woman
Lily Allen
Beth Ditto
Kate Jackson
Kate Moss
Karen O

Worst Album
Lily Allen – Alright, Still
The Feeling – Twelve Stops And Home
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
Razorlight – Razorlight
Robbie Williams – Rudebox

Worst Band
The Feeling
The Horrors
The Kooks
Panic! At The Disco