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Why did your favourite band pick up a guitar and start playing? Who moulded them into the band they are today? Who do they look up to now? We’re setting out to answer these questions by talking to musicians about who inspires what they do and what goes into their music

Exeter newcomers Witterquick are so fresh to the scene, that they’ll be releasing their first ever EP ‘Beneath The Spinning Lights’ soon – and if you like Mallory Knox and Young Guns then you’ll need to pick it up on June 17th. We caught up with alternative rockers to talk about the albums that inspired them to start a band and release music.

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NEWS: NME Shockwave Awards 2011 winners announced!

The winner’s of the 2011 NME Shockwave Awards have officially been announced, and can be viewed below. For those of you wanting to catch the highlights of the award ceremony hosted by Alexa Chung, you can tune into Channel 4 on Saturday (February 26th) at 11:20pm, with T4 showing coverage earlier in the day at 11:25am.

Best British Band (supported by Shockwaves) – Muse
Best International Band (supported by T4) – My Chemical Romance
Best Solo Artist – Laura Marling
Best Live Band (supported by Carling) – Biffy Clyro
Best New Band (supported by Boxfresh) – Hurts
Best Album – Arcade Fire ‘The Suburbs’
Best Track (supported by NME Radio) – Foals ‘Spanish Sahara’
Best Video (supported by NME TV) – My Chemical Romance ‘Na Na Na’ (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
Best Festival – Glastonbury
Best Dancefloor Filler – Professor Green ‘Jungle’
Best TV Show – Skins

Categories awarded by NME:
Philip Hall Radar Award – The Naked & Famous
Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music – PJ Harvey
John Peel Award For Innovation – Crystal Castles
Godlike Genius – Dave Grohl

Other Categories:
Best Film – Inception
Hero – Lady Gaga
Villain – David Cameron
Most Stylish – Brandon Flowers (supported by Shockwaves)
Least Stylish – Justin Bieber
Worst Album – Justin Bieber ‘My World 2.0′
Worst Band – Jonas Brothers
Hottest Man – Matt Bellamy (Muse)
Hottest Woman – Alison Mosshart (The Kills)
Best Album Artwork – Klaxons ‘Surfing The Void’
Best Blog – Hayley Williams (Paramore)
Best Book – John Lydon Mr. Rotten’s Scrapbook
Best Small Festival – RockNess

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NEWS: Dot To Dot Festival unveils first acts for 2011!

Dot To Dot Festival have unveiled the first selection of acts to perform at this year’s festival weekend, taking place in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester over the final weekend in May. Currently announced performing acts this year are Hurts, The Naked & Famous, Mona, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Ed Sheeran, The Phoenix Foundation and Darwin Deez (Manchester only).

Dates and ticket prices are detailed below. Further information on tickets and the festival itself can be found on the official website.

Bristol: Saturday 28th May 2011 – £25
Nottingham: Sunday 29th May 2011 – £25
Manchester: Monday 30th May 2011 – £20

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