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March 1st, 2012 8:30am EST

Florence + the MachineFlorence Welch and her Florence + The Machine bandmates have ended Adele's accolades haul with a double win at the NME Awards in London on Wednesday.

Welch and her band beat the multiple Grammy and Brit Awards winner to the Best Solo Artist and Best Track trophies at the O2 Brixton Academy ceremony, while nailing one of the night's highlight performances.
 
Other big winners at the 2012 prizegiving, which honors British indie rock, included Foo Fighters (Best International Band), The Horrors (Best Album for Skying) and Arctic Monkeys (Best Live Band).
 
Kasabian were named Best British Band and band member Tom Meighan kicked off his acceptance speech with a touching tribute to The Monkees singer Davy Jones, who suffered a heart attack and died early on Wednesday.
 
Taking the stage, he led the crowd in a rendition of Monkees theme tune "Hey Hey! We're The Monkees" and he later dedicated the band's trophy to the memory of the "Daydream Believer" singer, stating, "I want to dedicate it to Davy Jones from The Monkees who died today. He was 66 years old. My mother loved The Monkees."
 
Other winners included Hurts, Katy B and The Vaccines, while former The Smiths star Johnny Marr was on hand to recognize Noel Gallagher with the Godlike Genius award.
 
Presenting the honor, Marr said, "Noel makes (songwriting) look easier than it really is - the mark of a true genius."
 
Former Oasis rocker Gallagher closed the festivities by taking the stage to perform a medley of hits and dedicated his song "If I Had A Gun" to his wife, calling her "the coolest person in the room."
 
The main list of winners is as follows:
 
 Best British Band - Kasabian
 
 Best International Band - Foo Fighters
 
 Best Solo Artist - Florence Welch
 
 Best New Band - The Vaccines
 
 Best Live Band - Arctic Monkeys
 
 Best Album - Skying by The Horrors
 
 Best Track - Shake It Out by Florence + The Machine
 
 Best Dancefloor Anthem - Broken Record by Katy B
 
 Best Video - Sunday by Hurts
 
 Best TV Show - Fresh Meat
 
 Best Festival - Glastonbury
 
 Best Re-Issue - Complete Re-issues by The Smiths'
 
 Greatest Music Moment Of The Year - The Stone Roses reunite
 
 Philip Hall Radar Award - Azaelia Banks
 
 Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music - Pulp
 
 Godlike Genius - Noel Gallagher
 
 Villain of the Year - Justin Bieber
 
 Worst Album of the Year - Under The Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

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