HomeNEWSGLOBALNME Awards – Bring Me The Carnage February 19, 2016 GLOBAL, MUSIC The NME Awards in Austin, Texas saw Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes destroy Coldplay’s table during his band’s performance. Performing their song Happy Song from latest album That’s The Spirit, the band have caused uproar online and had their act both criticised and praisd on social media. Even the Daily Mail reported on it – which is pretty good going for a metal band from Sheffield. After the Awards, Coldplay singer Chris Martin claimed he had never heard of Bring Me The Horizon, who won the NME Innovation Award, but claimed: “It was great, very rock n roll”. In their performance of a song not even released as a single, Sykes climbed onto the Coldplay table and kicked off glasses and bottles. Some have said that Sykes’ protest was in a dispute over Coldplay allegedly stealing Bring Me The Horizon’s album artwork. Compare the two artworks, for Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams and BMTH’s Sempiternal: Bring Me’s keyboardist, Jordan Fish, suggested “It may have been slightly champagne-fuelled”. Nevertheless, it was met with criticism, praise and claims that it was a PR stunt. PHOTO: Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes on top of Coldplay’s table at #NMEAwards [nme] pic.twitter.com/GsdoZx6prl — Atlas Project (@ColdplayAtlas) February 18, 2016 that oli sykes / coldplay thing is hands down the most embarrassing thing I’ve witnessed in a long time, imagine being that much of a knob — maddy (@mongolhorde) February 19, 2016 Oli Sykes is a genius — drake’s ghost writer (@ClayGober) February 18, 2016 E v e r y b o d y is blowing the Oli Sykes / Coldplay table thing way bigger than it needs to be. Good PR stunt, that’s about it. — James (@JMSGDLL) February 19, 2016 Watch the table-climbing incident below. The full winners at the NME Awards were as follows: Worst Band – 5 Seconds Of Summer Godlike Genius – Coldplay Villan of the Year – Donald Trump Best British Band – The Maccabees Best Live Band – Wolf Alice Best Album – Foals (What Went Down) Best International Band – Run The Jewels Best Track – Wolf Alice (Giant Peach) Hero of the Year – Dave Grohl Best Video – Slaves (Cheer Up London) Best Fan Community – The Libertines Best Festival – Glastonbury Best TV Show – This Is England ’90 Best Reissue – David Bowie (Five Years 1969-1973) Greatest Music Moment of the Year – The Libertines secret Glastonbury set Innovation – Bring Me The Horizon Best British Solo Artist – Charli XCX Best International Solo Artist – Taylor Swift Best Film – Beasts of No Nation Jessica Allen Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.