Kasabian, Royal Blood and Jamie T lead NME nominations

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Kasabian lead the nominations for the 2015 NME Awards having been named in eight categories including best British band and best live band.

The band's nominations also include best track for Eez-eh and music moment of the year for their headline set at Glastonbury.

Royal Blood and Jamie T are both up for seven awards each.

The shortlists have been decided by NME readers, with the awards taking place on 18 February at 02 Academy Brixton.

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image captionRoyal Blood (left) said their nominations capped "an incredible year for us"

Brighton rock duo Royal Blood are up for best British band and best live band, while Jamie T is up for best solo artist and best fan community.

Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Royal Blood, and The Libertines will fight it out for two of the night's biggest awards, having all been named in both the best British band and best live band categories.

Kasabian said: "2014 has been such an incredible year for us, and being nominated for eight NME Awards is a better Christmas present than getting Castle Greyskull in 1986! Thanks very much."

Alt-J and Chvrches are also up for best British band while Fat White Family and Foo Fighters are among the best live band nominees.

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image captionArctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner is up for hero of the year alongside Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and Kate Bush

The best album category will be fought out between Jamie T, Kasabian, Royal Blood, La Roux, Run The Jewels and St Vincent, with this year's worst band award being between 5 seconds of summer, One Direction, U2, Bastille, Blink-182 and The 1975.

This year's villain of the year category includes Taylor Swift, Russell Brand, Bono, Nigel Farage, David Cameron and Harry Styles who has been nominated for the award for the third year in a row.

Online voting for the awards, which is open now, closes on 16 January.

NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas nominations as follows:

Best British band


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

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters



Queens Of The Stone Age

Tame Impala

Best live band

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 track supported by Tito's Handmade Vodka

Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)

Jamie T - Zombie

Jungle - Busy Earnin'

Kasabian - Eez-Eh

Noel Gallagher - In The Heat Of The Moment

Royal Blood - Little Monster

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

Best music film

Nick Cave, 20,000 Days On Earth

Finding Fela

Kasabian, Summer Solstice

Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon

Edwyn Collins, The Possibilities Are Endless

Best film



Get On Up

God Help The Girl

The Inbetweeners 2

Northern Soul

Best TV show


Game Of Thrones

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Peaky Blinders


True Detective

Dance floor filler

Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX, 'Fancy'

Jamie T, 'Zombie'

Kasabian, 'Eez-Eh'

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, 'Uptown Funk'

Metronomy, 'Love Letters'

SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig, 'New Dorp. New York'

Worst band

5 Seconds Of Summer



One Direction

The 1975


Villain of the year


David Cameron

Harry Styles

Nigel Farage

Russell Brand

Taylor Swift

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

Best fan community

Jamie T


La Roux



Royal Blood

Small festival of the year

End Of The Road

Festival Number 6

Field Day

Liverpool Psych Fest

The Great Escape


Book of the year

Bernard Sumner, Chapter And Verse

Ian Curtis, Deborah Curtis and Jon Savage, So This Is Permanence

Jesse Frohman, Kurt Cobain: The Last Session

John Lydon, Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored

Viv Albertine, Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

Steve Hanley, The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall

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

Best band blog or Twitter

Questlove's Twitter

Alana Haim's Twitter

Albert Hammond Jr's Twitter

Fat White Family's Facebook

Liam Gallagher's Twitter

Slaves' Facebook

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