Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes said that audiences at the NME Awards should expect their performances to be “short and sweet” and full of “our greatest hits”.
am Fender, Griff and the metal band Sheffield are among the artists expected to perform at London’s Brixton Academy during Wednesday night’s ceremony.
The annual event, which first took place nearly 70 years ago, this year is hosted by actress and comedian Daisy May Cooper and rapper and presenter Lady Lehurr.
Speaking on the red carpet, Sykes discussed the band’s recent Bad Habits performance with Ed Sheeran at the Brit Awards.
He told the PA news agency: “We got an email from his manager saying this is a crazy idea but we thought it would be great if you guys played Bad Habits and played it at the awards ceremony. Brits Award, and we just said ‘Yeah, okay’.
“Honestly, we didn’t think about it. We just said yes. It’s a crazy opportunity and we love doing things like that, challenging ourselves.
“I think we can make the song sound good. It comes really easy. It was like a vibe when we were checking the sound. “
Adam Lambert has criticized a Florida bill, dubbed the Say No Gay Bill, that would ban discussion of sexual orientation in elementary schools.
The singer became famous after finishing second at American Idol in 2009 and later performed with the rock band Queen.
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“It’s definitely a big step back from the progress we’ve made over the past decade,” he told PA.
“I hope that whoever is out there is weird and fighting for their identity, I hope that they know that there are people around the world who support them and love them, and just like them. .
“It sucks that there are some petty, bigoted, ignorant men bringing this bill.
“Hopefully there’s a way to fight back.”
Fender, Little Simz, Wet Leg, Wolf Alice, Billie Eilish, Rina Sawaya and Chvrches all scored multiple nominations at the event.
FKA Twigs has been announced as the latest recipient of music magazine’s Godlike Genius award, becoming the youngest solo artist to be honored.
American star Halsey will also be in attendance to receive this year’s Innovation Award, while the songwriter award will go to Jack Antonoff, lead singer of indie pop band Bleachers and producer and songwriter for the artists. including Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/bring-me-the-horizon-and-adam-lambert-walk-red-carpet-at-nme-awards-41404782.html Bring Me The Horizon and Adam Lambert walk the red carpet at the NME Awards