The Big Moon and Sam Fender Nominated For Multiple NME Awards


2020 has already gotten off to a great start for two NBHD artists in particular as The Big Moon and Sam Fender have both been nominated for two NME Awards each! The Big Moon are up for Best British Band and Best Band In The Worldwhile Sam Fender is trying out for Best New British Act and Best New Act In The World.
The Big Moon have just released their second album Walking Like We Dowhich was rated 4/5 by The Guardian‘s Laura Snapes, as well as NME and DIY. It features lead singles ‘It’s Easy Then’, ‘Your Light’ and ‘Take A Piece’, and saw the band complimented on their smooth transition into poppier territory covering more sociopolitical subjects. Forming in 2014, the female four-piece have definitely earnt their spot competing with big names like Bring Me The Horizon, The 1975 and Idles in both categories.

Sam Fender‘s music, on the other hand, has only been on the airwaves since 2017, but he grabbed the attention of his audience almost immediately. Since the release of his debut single ‘Play God’, which has now amassed over 26,000,000 streams on Spotify, he was shortlisted for BBC Sound of 2018 and won the Critics’ Choice Award at The BRITs 2019 . His debut album Hypersonic Missiles hit number one upon release and has since been certified Gold.
Fellow NBHD artist Fontaines D.C. have also been nominated for Best New Act In The World after their explosive entrance onto the scene last April. This came with the release of their debut album Dogrela poetic post-punk collection that was nominated for a Mercury Prize and recieved a 5/5 review from The Guardian.
The ceremony will take place on 12th February at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, with live performances The 1975, Yungblud and Beabadoobee. View the full list of nominations here.
Catch both The Big Moon, Sam Fender and Fontaines D.C. at Neighbourhood Weekender on Saturday 23rd May!