Tim Chester

Tim Chester

Please allow us to introduce him, a man of many names and songs. Satan, Lucifer, or El Diablo has been immortalised in music more than most, and sooner or later…

Don’t get me wrong, great soundtracks have a time and a place – Daft Punk’s score for Tron: Legacy is a masterclass in android cool and Twilight’s album spin-offs are…

How can you rank the output of the world’s greatest band? You can’t, and you perhaps shouldn’t, and it will change every time you consider it, but we’re going to…

Macca gets a bad rap. Old two thumbs up has always been derided as the slightly less visionary of the pair, the goofy yang to Lennon’s mystical yin, a legend…

Snowbombing returned to the Alps last week as hundreds of bands, DJs, and club kids in fancy dress descended on the sleepy and always unprepared town of Mayrhofen for another…

It was only a matter of time I guess. Plan B’s gritty study on post-riot Britain ‘Ill Manors’ gets the comedy treatment and re-imagined from a suburban toffs’ perspective, complete…

Here’s one for the drainpiped denizens of the indie world: a chance to dress like Pete Doherty. No, not as a Topshop/charity shop carbon copy, but in clothes he’s actually…

50 Of The Greatest Producers Ever

Producers are an often overlooked but always integral part of the recording process. They’re the people who often make the idea come alive. We highlight and celebrate the 50 most…

Ahead of Reading And Leeds Festivals 2012 – featuring headline performances from The Cure, Kasabian and Foo Fighters – check out our interactive line-up poster. Hover over the band names…

100 Best Songs Of The 1950s

The 1950s marked the birth of rock’n’roll. From big band tracks to jazz standards, until midway through the 20th century, music was a resolutely parent-friendly zone. But then everything changed.…

We know, we know. We’re completely stuffed too. We couldn’t manage a single morsel more of Adele. Twelve months of force-feeding have split our stomachs every which way and the…

Rapper, filmmaker, soul man and all-round workaholic Plan B releases new track ‘Ill Manors’ on March 26th. Ben says of the meaning behind the track: If you’re born into a…

Nothing (aside from maybe sad pugs in costumes) sums up the totally amazing / totally pointless dichotomy at the heart of half the internet than the chiptune cover. At first…

Here’s a couple of bright and breezy tracks to that’ll make the February blues go whistle. London folksters The See See are about to release new track ‘Gold And Honey’,…

Last week’s issue of NME magazine was a Lost Albums special, a run down of 100 great albums you’ve never heard. Featuring staff picks and selections from Kasabian, The Cribs…

With less than four weeks to go and the shortlisted candidates just announced, it’s time to look at some of the NME Awards 2012 categories in more depth. Let’s start…

This one speaks for itself really. Or rather, he does. Back in 2012, Noel Gallagher was announced as that year’s recipient of the Godlike Genius award. An accolade well-deserved for…

A grey Monday in January, the perfect time to dwell on death, loss and communal grief right? For whatever reason, (and London’s current exhibition Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the…

It’s been quite a few months for Elizabeth Grant. From nobody to the cover of NME in half a year, view a stupendous amount of buzz and backlash, she’s finally…

Meet the multimedia Massive Attack who want to reinvent practically everything. The lift shafts that once ferried £50,000 bundles and sackfuls of coins? That’s where the reverb’s created. Accounting? It’s…