Tonight will see music's great and good hit the Brixton Academy for the 2014 NME awards. Stocked, as it is, with professional rock stars, these awards tend to get a bit wild. Black tie need not apply.

Paul McCartney, Arctic monkeys, Arcade Fire, Haim and many more will be on hand to guzzle soft drinks, party hard to proper live performances and generally enjoy the trappings of a rock and roll lifestyle. And the best thing is - or at least the second best thing after being asked to join them at their table - is that you can watch it all live at NME.com, from 8pm. So before the awards, we’re shouting out our five favourite hellraisers from the world of music. Read on, pilgrim.