Arctic Monkeys win hat-trick at NMEs

Arctic Monkeys win big at NME Awards

The Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at the NME Awards – picking up three accolades, including Best British Band.

The cheeky band’s track Fluorescent Adolescent won them Best Single and they also picked up Best Video for Teddy Picker.

Kate Nash beat Amy Winehouse to the Best Solo Artist title, while Best Album went to the Klaxons for Myths of the Near Future.

The Manic Street Preachers, who performed at the bash, which was held at the O2 in Greenwich, London, scooped NME’s Godlike Genius honour, while Muse picked up Best Live Band and The Killers nabbed Best International Act.

But the most surprising award of the night? Babyshambles frontman – and pop trainwreck – Pete Doherty was voted Hero of the Year, but his win was met with a chorus of laughter – and a few boos.

The Enemy’s Tom Clarke was unimpressed, telling the Mirror: ‘Doherty doesn’t deserve to win anything. He isn’t in the music industry any more, he’s in the drugs trade.’

It wasn’t just the best of the music industry that was honoured, but also the worst. Despite rave media reviews, Britney Spears’ album Blackout was voted Worst Album, and The Hoosiers garnered Worst Band. And US President George W. Bush was the lucky winner of Villain of the Year.

Kate Nash, The Cribs, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Gallows, Lethal Bizzle and Klaxons all performed at the event

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