Sheffield band in running for eight music awards

Arctic Monkeys are, from left, bassist Nick O'Malley, singer Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook and drummer Matt Helders.
Arctic Monkeys are, from left, bassist Nick O'Malley, singer Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook and drummer Matt Helders.
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Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for eight NME Awards.

The High Green band – guitarist Jamie Cook, bassist Nick O’Malley, Matt Helder on drums and singer Alex Turner – are shortlisted for best British band, best album for AM, best live band, following a tour including a gig at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena and best track, for Do I Wanna Know? Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? is up for best video, their Glastonbury Festival headline slot is up for music moment of the year, Turner is shortlisted for hero of the year and they are nominated for best fan community.

Mike Williams, editor of music publication NME, said: “The past 12 months of music have had everything - returning legends, era-defining singles, more albums with a claim to be modern classics than any year in recent memory and tons of massive live moments to celebrate.

“None of this has gone unnoticed by NME’s huge audience, with more people than ever voting to compile these incredibly exciting shortlists.

“I can’t wait for the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton on February 26 to find out who the big winners will be.”