There's going to be loads of interesting new stuff coming up in the next few weeks. We know we always say this, but we do mean it this time. All our materials are right here on the table, look, there, and in that folder.
We would like to ask about one thing arising from tonight's NME awards, though. Namely, this:
Arctic Monkeys have won the Best Video award supported by NME TV at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 for the promo for their single ‘Teddy Picker’.
Righto. Because that's a fairly straight performance video, albeit one in a studio and a park with Roman Coppola's team, isn't it? Snazzy, but not what you'd call award worthy.
The video features a gangland war between criminals and clowns in full costume, along with childhood snaps of the band themselves.
Yeah. That's the video to Flourescent Adolescent you've described there. NME, you've given the award to the wrong video. And in front of all those people.
Oh, and well done to The Modern Age for picking up Best Blog, even if before we had no idea who you were and now we find you're not even a specialist music blog. Again, well done, everyone.