Shockwaves NME Award Shows details announced

An initial line up has been announced for this year’s London based Shockwaves NME Award Shows. The shows, taking place throughout February, are part of the build-up to the ShockWaves NME Awards in March, and promise to showcase the very best new and established bands. Don’t believe me? Here’s what NME Editor Conor McNicholas says, and there’s no way he can be wrong: “The ShockWaves NME Awards are famous for bringing some of
the very best new and established bands in the world to London for a month-long party. Grab your tickets for February’s shows now!”

To be fair, there are several acts in the line-up I’d like to see. The dates thus far are as follows:

12 Feb: Larrikin Love, KOKO
14 Feb: The Holloways, KOKO
15 Feb: The Spinto Band, KOKO
16 Feb: Regina Spektor, Astoria
20 Feb: The Long Blondes, Astoria
21 Feb: Maximo Park, Astoria
25 Feb: Howling Bells, KOKO
26 Feb: Kings Of Leon, Astoria
26 Feb: The Young Knives, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
27 Feb: The Maccabees, KOKO
27 Feb: We Are Scientists, Astoria
28 Feb: !Forward, Russia!, KOKO
28 Feb: The Rapture, Astoria

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