Garbage’ Shirley Manson and Oasis singer Liam Gallagher, took Icon and Genius rewards respectively at the Brixton Academy presentation.

Gallagher was presented with his award before thanking “my Mam…and an army of songwriters…past and present.” Older brother Noel, took the same award a few years earlier.

Alt-J and Haim took the best British and International Bands, with Mercury nominated J Hus taking home Best Album for Common Sense.

The award ceremony was brought to a finish with Gallagher going through a back catalogue of Oasis classics with Rock ‘n’ Roll star and appropriately Cigarettes and Alcohol finishing his set.


NME Icon – Shirley Manson

NME Innovation Award – Boy Better Know

Godlike Genius – Liam Gallagher

Best British Band – Alt-J

Best International Band – Haim

Best British Solo Artist – Loyle Carner

Best International Solo Artist – Lorde

Best Track – Charli XCX – Boys

Best Album – J Hus – Common Sense

Best Live Artist – Kasabian

Best New Artist – Stefflon Don

Best Festival – Glastonbury

Best Music Video – The Big Moon – Sucker

Under The Radar Award – Pale Waves