SUEDE, MYSTERY JETS, SWIM DEEP, KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD, TOGETHER PANGEA, BOOTS, KID WAVE, CROWS, THE STRYPES, PRETTY VICIOUS, SPRING KING, PUBLIC ACCESS TV, VANT, DECLAN MCKENNA AND BLOSSOMS CONFIRMED
15 LONDON GIGS WITH MORE TO BE ADDED
TICKET PRE-SALE OPENS WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER
MORE ARTISTS TO BE ADDED TO THE LINE-UP
The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas is bringing to the capital the most exciting new talent to break the music scene. The eclectic line-up will give fans the chance to get up close to talent tipped for the top. Swim Deep, Boots, Pretty Vicious and Public Access TV are all confirmed to headline a night, with more acts yet to be confirmed. Pre-sale tickets go on-sale Wednesday 02 December at www.nme.com/tickets and general sale on Friday 04 December.
Indie icons and NME’s current Godlike Genius recipients Suede will play a special gig as part of the showcase, with their critically-acclaimed ‘Night Thoughts’ live set where the band perform the full album behind a projection of the accompanying feature film. They will follow this with a storming second set of classics, fan favourites and rarities. Returning indie heroes Mystery Jets, who will be releasing their new record ‘Curve Of The Earth’ in January, will also feature, while hyped newcomers Swim Deep are set to wow crowds with the baggy sensibilities of their second album ‘Mothers’.
Meanwhile, Boots – one of the most exciting breaking acts in new music – will bring some electronic pop to this year’s shows. Known for producing tracks for Beyoncé, Run The Jewels and FKA Twigs, Boots will step into the spotlight to show off tracks from his solo debut ‘Aquaria’.
Australian powerhouses King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, who played mesmerising sets at festivals this year, have just released their psych-heavy LP ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’. Hailing from New York are Public Access TV, a four-piece who’ve been called one of America’s most exciting new bands. Since springing to fame, the band have joined the bill at SXSW, CMJ and The Great Escape Festival and will now headline a night at the NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas on 25 Feb at Birthdays.
Rising Stockport indie-rock band Blossoms, who have been announced as part of the BBC Music Sound of 2016 longlist and recently released their latest EP ‘Charlemagne’, will be bringing to fans what they describe as the sound of “ethereal nostalgic solace”.
Mike Williams, editor-in-chief of NME, says: “I cannot wait for the NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin, Texas to kick off. This year’s line-up brings together some of the most exciting new talent on the planet, as well as old favourites to the best venues in London.”
Heralded by NME as one of Britain’s best new bands, Kid Wave will play on 07 Feb at Oslo. Manchester newcomers Spring King, chosen as the first band to play on Zane Lowe’s new Apple Music radio station Beats 1, will take to the stage at 100 Club on 16 Feb. NME labelled Irish rockers The Strypes as one of Britain’s most exciting new bands in 2013 and the four-piece will show fans exactly why as they headline the gig at The Garage on 01 Feb.
Tipped by NME as a band set to storm 2016, Pretty Vicious will bring to crowds their Oasis inspired ‘90s style melodies.
Together Pangea join the acts to headline a night at Moth Club on 05 February and punk band Crows will perform at The Black Heart on 10 Feb. Vant have received support from Radio 1 and will bring their brand of fiery garage rock to The Lexington on 02 Feb and singer-songwriter Declan McKenna, winner of Glastonbury’s 2015 Emerging Talent award, will take to the stage at Barfly on 15 Feb.
The NME Awards Shows are renowned for putting centre stage the next big artists with previous alumni including Charli XCX, Kings of Leon and The Maccabees.
Voting for the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas launched at an exclusive launch party which saw The Maccabees cast the first vote and perform an exclusive 11-song set. The line-up for the infamous NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas promises to be one of the most exciting yet with Bloc Party, Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone all confirmed to play.
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Date Artist Venue
01 Feb The Strypes The Garage
01 Feb Alex G The Lexington
02 Feb VANT The Lexington
04 Feb Boots XOYO
05 Feb Together Pangea Moth Club
07 Feb Kid Wave Oslo
10 Feb Crows The Black Heart
11 Feb Pretty Vicious Dingwalls
12 Feb Suede O2 Forum
15 Feb Declan McKenna Barfly
16 Feb Spring King 100 Club
16 Feb Mystery Jets Electric Brixton
18 Feb King Gizzard and the Electric Ballroom
24 Feb Swim Deep The Dome, Tufnel Park
25 Feb Public Access TV Birthdays
25 Feb Blossoms Scala
About Teenage Cancer Trust
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About the NME Awards
Dating back to 1953 (a year after the launch of NME), the NME Awards has remained one of the most important and prestigious events for British music fans. Some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history have performed at the NME Awards, including: Ronnie Scott (’53), The Beatles (’63/4), Rolling Stones (’66), The Who (’66), Noel Gallagher (’03), New Order (’05), Ian Brown (’06), The Cure (’09), Dave Grohl (’11), Johnny Marr (’13), Blondie (’14) and Suede (’15).
About Austin CVB
The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Austin. An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, the Austin CVB is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community’s overall quality of life. Locally, travel supports an estimated 58,000 jobs and pumps approximately $6.8 billion into Austin’s economy.
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