Fontaines D.C. crowned Best Band in the World at NME Awards 2022

Quite the title (but completely deserved, kings)

Well, Irish lads Fontaines D.C. can confidently prance around today informing everybody they're the Best Band in the World.

Yep - ahead of the release of their highly-anticipated third album Skinty Fia, the post-punk group from Dublin accepted the coveted title at the annual NME Awards; beating off tough competition from Bring Me The Horizon, Haim and Måneskin to name but a few.

If Fontaines D.C. are a new name to you, a) where have you been? and b) head this way to acquaint yourself. They're as great as their new title suggests.

The band, made up of guitarists Carlos O'Connell and Conor Curley, bassist Conor Deegan, vocalist Grian Chatten, and drummer Tom Coll, attended the ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton last night (March 2).

Accepting their middle-finger-fashioned award, lead singer Grian said: "Thanks to everyone who we've ever worked with."

"We are going to party like Number 10 tonight," he joked.

Ah, who doesn't love a politically-charged speech?

Meanwhile, Kildare's very own Aisling Bea also scored the top prize in the Best TV Actor category.

Congrats again, lads.