NME AWards Tour – London 2012

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

With February being one of the coldest, dullest months of the year, with only a slightly crass commercial holiday loosely tied to love to warm our hearts, it’s the ideal time to see some live music. So if you want to stand in a warm room, nursing a beer whilst the rain pelts down outside, you’re in luck, because the NME Awards tour is rolling in to town with an astoundingly good selection of musicians to warble at your ears.


In recent years, NME has come under fire for focusing on big name artists and not representing the best of the new music scene, but the line up for this tour earns some of that credibility back. With Slow Club’s jingly folk ditties, Azaelia Bank’s funky British hip-hop, Justice’s irrepressible dance music and Errors’ glitchy electronica, you will find something to suit your taste no matter what you listen to. The bands are all playing the London O2 Brixton Academy on the 25th February, and with such a stunning line up, tickets will sell fast, so it’s best to book now for an unforgettable music fix.


Although they have recognised great bands throughout the years, such as Oasis, Muse and Blur, the NME Awards are also known for their controversy. In 2006, Bob Geldof was heckled by host Russell Brand and started a swearing match; in 2007, band Razorlight, whose album had received an eight out of ten rating from the magazine, received a ‘Worst Album’ nomination; and most recently Canadian pop midget Justin Bieber was nominated for villain of the year. So whilst the tour is usually a little less raucous, with such an anarchic legacy you could be in for a surprising night.

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