Oasis gear up for NME Awards

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Oasis are hoping to triumph at tonight's Shockwaves NME Awards.

The band are leading the nominations with seven nods and Noel Gallagher will battle it out with US President Barack Obama for Hero of the Year.

The Britpop pioneers' supersonic list of nominations also includes Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Video, Best Band Blog and Noel for Best Dressed.