Indie icons Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band.
The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT I'M NOT is the fastest-selling debut in UK chart history, were also named Best New Band and their song I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR won Best Track.
Despite being nominated in six categories, Kaiser Chiefs were unable to match the dominance they displayed at last week's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, winning only the Best Album gong.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best New Band: ARCTIC MONKEYS
Best Video - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE - OASIS
Best International Band: THE STROKES
Best Solo Artist: KANYE WEST
Best Live Band: FRANZ FERDINAND
John Peel Music Innovation Award: GORILLAZ
Best Track: I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR - ARCTIC MONKEYS
Best Album: EMPLOYMENT - KAISER CHIEFS
Best British Band: ARCTIC MONKEYS
Godlike Genius Award: IAN BROWN
Hero Of The Year: SIR Bob Geldof
Best Dressed: Ricky Wilson
Worst Dressed: Justin Hawkins
Worst Album: BACK TO BEDLAM - JAMES BLUNT
Worst Band: SON OF DORK
Sexiest Man: Pete Doherty
Sexiest Woman: Madonna.