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Kasabian top NME nomination list

Kasabian have topped the nominations list for this year's NME Awards as they battle for eight prizes.

Other acts with multiple places on the shortlists include Royal Blood and Jamie T who are in the running for seven awards.

Kasabian are among the stars who will compete for the best British band trophy along with Alt-J, Arctic Monkeys, Chvrches, Royal Blood and The Libertines

Another top award for best album will be fought out between Kasabian for 48:13, Jamie T (Carry On The Grudge), La Roux (Trouble In Paradise), Royal Blood (Royal Blood), Run The Jewels (Run The Jewels 2) and St Vincent (St Vincent).

The ceremony - officially called the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas - are to be staged at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 18.

The villain of the year category sees Russell Brand and Nigel Farage go head to head after last week's clash on BBC current affairs show Question Time. Also in the category are Taylor Swift, Bono, Prime Minister David Cameron and Harry Styles.

NME editor Mike Williams said: "From massive comebacks to huge breakthroughs - the fact that Kasabian, Royal Blood and Jamie T are leading the way shows what an outstanding year it's been for British rock music."

The main nominations for the NME Awards 2015

Best British Band

Alt-J

Arctic Monkeys

Chvrches

Kasabian

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

Haim

Interpol

Queens Of The Stone Age

Tame Impala

Best Live Band

Arctic Monkeys

Fat White Family

Foo Fighters

Kasabian

Royal Blood

The Libertines

Best New Band

Circa Waves

FKA Twigs

Jungle

Royal Blood

Slaves

Superfood

Best Solo Artist

Jack White

Jake Bugg

Jamie T

La Roux

Lana Del Rey

St Vincent

Best Festival

Bestival

Glastonbury

Isle Of Wight

Latitude

Reading & Leeds

T In The Park

Best Track

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

Boyhood

Frank

Get On Up

God Help The Girl

The Inbetweeners 2

Northern Soul

Best TV Show

Girls

Game Of Thrones

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

Peaky Blinders

Sherlock

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

Bastille

Blink-182

One Direction

The 1975

U2

Villain Of The Year

Bono

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

Kasabian

La Roux

Muse

Peace

Royal Blood

Popular

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