Little Dragon, The Drums, Kurt Vile head-up the 2012 NME Awards Shows in London

Posted: 15th November 2011

The annual NME Awards ceremony is star-studded and lavish enough - but, check out the related shows due to take place in February next year, and you'll see how you could find yourself knee-deep in talent. You'll need to be quick on the click if you want to see some of the shows - many are in smaller venues than usual, which will make it all that bit more intimate.

We've already told you about French duo Justice playing several NME Awards Shows around the UK, including Brixton on 10th February. Now, the organizers have drawn up details of further shows in the capital, starting with dark-pop sensation Charli XCX at the Lexington on 8th February and Slow Club at Heaven on the following night.

Further highlights include a rare date are former Gallows singer Frank carter and his new band Pure Love, who play Bush Hall on 14th Feb, a big show for left-field singer and musician Tune-Yards at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 15th, The Big Pink at Islington's Garage on the 20th and the excellent psychedelic madness of Kurt Vile at Camden's KOKO on 21st. But it's for the last few shows where the line-up ramps up considerably with Little Dragon appearing at HMV's Forum in Kentish Town on 24th, Marina and the Diamonds at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 26th and a special show from The Drums at the Roundhouse on 27th.

We will have tickets for all shows from Friday morning at 9am, varying in price from just £8 for newbies Alabama Shakes to £17.10 for Little Dragon, with most tickets in the £12 - £14 region. Demand will be very high for many of these shows, so make sure you don't miss out.

Tickets for Oh Land's Heaven gig are already on sale, priced £10.50.

Paul Pledger