Kaiser Chiefs set to rule music awards
Kaiser Chiefs were confirmed as one of Britain's top bands to watch as they swept up a record six nominations for the NME Awards.india Updated: Jan 25, 2006 11:41 IST
Kaiser Chiefs were confirmed Tuesday as one of Britain's top bands to watch as they swept up a record six nominations for the NME Awards, which reward the cream of Britain's music scene.
The feat by the rockers, who started recording in 2003, is unprecedented in the 50-year history of the influential New Musical Express music magazine's annual awards.
However, newcomers Arctic Monkeys, who topped the singles charts with "When the Sun Goes Down", could yet steal the show with four nominations, announced as their debut album hit the shelves.
Kaiser Chiefs, from Leeds in northern England, will be vying for five awards with surly veteran rockers Oasis at London's Hammersmith Palais on February 23.
The two bands, who have been involved in a media spat, are up for Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track, Best Video.
The Chiefs' sixth nomination is for Best Music DVD, for the song "Enjoyment".
Oasis are rumoured to be snubbing next month's Brit awards after receiving only two nominations following their 2005 comeback album "Don't Believe The Truth".
Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson said: "Obviously we're very pleased. It's great to be up for the best album and best live band awards.
"I hope people vote for us because we've never won anything we've been nominated for before."
Oasis and Kaiser Chiefs are up against Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party and Franz Ferdinand for the Best British Band award.
In the Best International Band category, Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, Green Day, The Killers and The Strokes are competing for the gong.
Ian Brown, the former Stone Roses frontman, is to receive the Godlike Genius Award.
First Published: Jan 25, 2006 11:41 IST