Arctic Monkeys earn seven NME Awards nominations

The Sheffield indie rockers Arctic Monkeys look set to dominate this year's NME Awards after receiving a record seven nominations.

The band, who kick-started their career by posting their music on the internet and building up a fervent online fanbase before they even signed a record deal, have been shortlisted in the best British band, best live band, best album, best track, best video and best album-artwork categories. The lead vocalist, Alex Turner, below, has also been named in the best-dressed category, alongside the comedian Noel Fielding, the singer Kate Nash and Pete Doherty. The ceremony is on 28 February.

Turner's band are also competing for the title of best British group and best live act at next month's Brit Awards. Over the past three years, Arctic Monkeys have received 15 NME nominations, making them the most voted-for band of the decade. The nominees are picked by readers of NME and NME.com.

NME's news editor, Paul Stokes, says the band are popular thanks to their enthusiasm for touring. "When they first appeared, they were a real breath of fresh air," he said. "They stood head and shoulders above the rest of their generation and they are one of the best bands in the country. They are also incredibly hard-working. For them it's all about making music."

Jamie Cook, a band member, said: "[Winning the] Live [award] would be good. It's good to have been picked in that because we put a lot of effort into our live work last year, and I thought we got a lot better."

The Klaxons, winners of the Mercury Music Prize, received four nominations, as did Amy Winehouse – although two are for villain of the year and worst-dressed pop star. Winehouse is also up for best solo artist and best music DVD.

Nominations for the 2008 NME awards in full

Best British Band

Arctic Monkeys

Babyshambles

The Cribs

Klaxons

Muse

Best International Band

Arcade Fire

Foo Fighters

The Killers

Kings Of Leon

My Chemical Romance

Best New Band

The Enemy

Foals

Joe Lean And The Jing Jang Jong

The Pigeon Detectives

The Wombats

Best Live Band

Arctic Monkeys

The Cribs

Kaiser Chiefs

Muse

My Chemical Romance

Best Solo Artist

Kate Nash

Jack Penate

Jamie T

Amy Winehouse

Patrick Wolf

Best Album

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ - Arctic Monkeys

‘Shotters Nation’ - Babyshambles

‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ – The Enemy

‘Myths Of The Near Future’ - Klaxons

‘In Rainbows’ – Radiohead

Best Track

‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Men’s Needs’ – The Cribs

‘Lord Don’t Slow My Down’ - Oasis

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Video

‘Teddy Picker’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice

‘Golden Skans’ - Klaxons

‘Teenagers’ – My Chemical Romance

Best Dancefloor Filler

‘Flux’ – Bloc Party

‘Hummer’ - Foals

‘D.A.N.C.E.’ - Justice

‘Atlantis To Interzone’ - Klaxons

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ – The Wombats

Best Music DVD

‘Up The Shambles’ – Babyshambles

‘The Song Remains The Same (Special Edition)’ – Led Zeppelin

‘Unplugged In New York’ - Nirvana

‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down’ - Oasis

‘I Told You I Was Trouble’ – Amy Winehouse

Best Live Event

Glastonbury

Muse At Wembley Stadium

Reading And Leeds Festival

T In The Park

V Festival

Hero Of The Year

Matt Bellamy

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Ryan Jarman

Thom Yorke

Villain Of The Year

Tony Blair

Johnny Borrell

Gordon Brown

George W Bush

Amy Winehouse

Best Dressed

Pete Doherty

Noel Fielding

Kate Nash

Alex Turner

Gerard Way

Worst Dressed

Johnny Borrell

Pete Doherty

Mika

Gerard Way

Amy Winehouse

Best Album Artwork

‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’ – Arctic Monkeys

‘The Good The Bad And The Queen’ – The Good The Bad And The Queen

‘Sawdust’ – The Killers

‘Because Of The Time’ – Kings Of Leon

‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Manic Street Preachers

Best Radio Show

Russell Brand (Radio 2)

Zane Lowe (Radio 1)

Chris Moyles (Radio 1)

Colin Murray (Radio 1)

Jo Whiley (Radio 1)

Worst Album

‘1973’ - James Blunt

‘The Trick To Life’ – The Hoosiers

‘Spirit’ - Leona Lewis

‘Life In Cartoon Motion’ - Mika

‘Blackout’ - Britney Spears

Worst Band

30 Seconds To Mars

Fall Out Boy

The Hoosiers

My Chemical Romance

Panic At The Disco

Best TV Show

Heroes

The IT Crowd

The Mighty Boosh

Never Mind The Buzzcocks

Skins

Best Film

‘Control’

‘Hot Fuzz’

‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End’

‘The Simpsons Movie’

‘Superbad’

Sexiest Man

Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist

Julian Barrett

Noel Fielding

Nicky Wire

Patrick Wolf

Sexiest Woman

Jenny Lewis

Kylie Minogue

Rhianna

Hayley Williams

Rachael Yamagata

Best Venue

Carling Academy Brixton

Glasgow Barrowlands

London Astoria

Manchester Apollo

Wembley Stadium

Best Website

Bebo

Facebook

Last.fm

Myspace

YouTube

Best Band Blog

Lilly Allen - www.myspace.com/lilymusic

Foals - www.wearefoals.com/blog

Lightspeed Champion - www.lightspeedchampion.com

Radiohead - www.radiohead.com/deadairspace

The Streets - www.myspace.com/thestreets

Best Music Blog

The Hype Machine - hypem.com

The Modern Age - www.themodernage.org

Nothing But Green Lights - nothingbutgreenlights.net

Spinner - spinner.com

Stereogum - stereogum.com

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