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Arctic Monkeys lead the nominations for this year's NME Awards.

The rock band are up for eight gongs including - Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track and Best Music Video - following the success of their fifth studio record 'AM'.

The band - featuring frontman Alex Turner, guitarist Jamie Cook, bassist Nick O'Malley and drummer Matt Helders - are also nominated for Music Moment Of The Year, Hero Of The Year for Alex and Best Fan Community.

Haim - made up of sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim and friend Dash Hutton - follow closely behind with six nominations.

They said: ''We are so excited to be nominated for this year's NME Awards! This will be our first time, so please be gentle...''

The pop rock group are up for Best International Band, Best Live Band, Best Music Video, Best Band Blog or Twitter (Alana), Best Fan Community, and Hero Of The Year (Este).

They also posted on the band's Twitter account: ''WE ARE NOMINATED FOR 6 NME AWARDS! THANK YOU FOR VOTING, WE ARE READY TO RAGE! (sic)''

Queens of The Stone Age, Lily Allen and Arcade Fire have three nominations in a number of categories and fans have been voting in their thousands.

The NME Awards 2014, with Austin, Texas, will take place on Wednesday, February 26 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton.

NME editor Mike Williams 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.''

Russell Brand also features in both the Hero Of The Year and Villain Of The Year categories, along with Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Harry Styles

David Cameron and Vladimir Putin, who voters disliked.

Vote nme.com/awardsvote to vote for the winners.

NME Awards 2014 with Austin Texas nominations as follows:

Best British Band

Arctic Monkeys

Foals

Palma Violets

Biffy Clyro

Disclosure

Two Door Cinema Club

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas

Haim

Arcade Fire

Queens Of The Stone Age

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Phoenix

Vampire Weekend

Best Solo Artist

Lorde

Lily Allen

Jake Bugg

Paul McCartney

Kanye West

David Bowie

Best New Band supported by Mossimo

Drenge

Swim Deep

Chvrches

Jagwar Ma

Wolf Alice

Courtney Barnett

Best Live Band

Arctic Monkeys

Palma Violets

Biffy Clyro

Haim

Queens Of The Stone Age

Savages

Best Album

Arctic Monkeys - 'AM'

QOTSA, '...Like Clockwork'

Peace, 'In Love'

Kanye West, 'Yeezus'

Savages, 'Silence Yourself'

Drenge, 'Drenge'

Best Track supported by Blackstar Amplification

Arctic Monkeys, 'Do I Wanna Know?'

Lily Allen, 'Hard Out Here'

Disclosure, 'White Noise'

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

Primal Scream, '2013'

Daft Punk, 'Get Lucky'

Best Music Video

Arctic Monkeys, 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'

Pharell, 'Happy'

Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor'

Lily Allen, 'Hard Out Here'

Eagulls, 'Nerve Endings'

Haim, 'Falling'

Best Festival

Glastonbury

Reading & Leeds

T In The Park

Latitude

Bestival

V Festival

Best TV Show

Breaking Bad

Fresh Meat

Sherlock

Game Of Thrones

Misfits

Doctor Who

Best Music Film

Muscle Shoals

Made Of Stone

Sound City

The National: Mistaken For Strangers

Good Vibrations

Muse

Best Reissue

Nirvana, 'In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition'

The Clash, 'Sound System'

The Beta Band, 'The Regal Years: 1997-2004'

The Breeders, 'LSXX (Last Splash 20th Anniversary Edition)'

Bob Dylan, 'Bootleg Series, Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)'

The Velvet Underground, 'White Light/White Heat 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition'

Best Band Blog Or Twitter

Jehnny Beth, Savages

Albert Hammond Jr

Alana Haim, Haim

James Blunt

Theo Hutchcraft, Hurts

Grimes

Best Book

Morrissey, Autobiography

Alan McGee, Creation Stories

Bob Stanley, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Mark Lewisohn, The Beatles - All These Years: Volume One: Tune In

Beck, Song Reader

Richard Hell, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp

Best Small Festival

Rockness

Y Not

Kendall Calling

Swn

Green Man

Festival Number 6

Best Fan Community

Hurts

Haim

Arctic Monkeys

Muse

Peace

Morrissey

Music Moment Of The Year

Pussy Riot are freed

Arctic Monkeys headline Glastonbury

Noel and Damon come together for Teenage Cancer Trust

Rolling Stones headline Glastonbury

Morrissey's autobiography is released

Kanye West brings Jesus on stage

Worst Band

One Direction

The Wanted

The 1975

Imagine Dragons

30 Seconds To Mars

Muse

Hero Of The Year

Alex Turner

David Bowie

Este Haim

Russell Brand

Pussy Riot

Lou Reed

Villain Of The Year

Miley Cyrus

Robin Thicke

Harry Styles

David Cameron

Vladimir Putin

Russell Brand


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Tags: Arctic Monkeys - Alex Turner - Haim - Queens Of The Stone Age - Lily Allen - Arcade Fire - Russell Brand - Miley Cyrus - Foals - Palma Violets - Disclosure - Lorde

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