Foster The People return next week with new album 'Supermodel', the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2011 sleeper smash 'Torches'. A vibrant indie-pop trip full of psychedelic technicolour flourishes, it's a bit of a belter - but don't take our word for it. Listen to the album in full now, exclusively on NME.com. And as if that wasn't enough, scroll below for an exclusive video interview with singer Mark Foster on the song that started it all for the LA band, 'Pumped Up Kicks'. Don't say we don't spoil you.
Rolling up to the clamoring cacophony of 6th St. on a South-by Saturday — where hundreds of bands are playing at once — feels like heading into a free-jazz locust swarm. My first stop was Maggie Mae's, where Gang of Youths took the stage at 1:35 p.m. By the end of the band's opening song, frontman Dave Leaupepe had uncontrollably rocked out so hard he'd accidentally yanked the cable out of his own guitar at least once.
Taking us through the highs and lows of Friday at SXSW is Minneapolis writer Jonathan Garrett, who finds joy from San Francisco, and Breeders-like pop smarts from one of Nashville's hottest new acts. "Friday came just in time. After the horribly tragic events of Wednesday night and a truly lackluster Thursday spent on interminable lines and watching a series of underwhelming performances, I was ready to throw in the towel and swear off SXSW for the foreseeable future.
It's been a busy few weeks in the world of Oasis - well, relatively speaking. While the defunct Britpoppers are still refusing to reunite, news has emerged of a new definitive 'Definitely Maybe' boxset and London exhibition commemorating the album's anniversary. Liam Gallagher may not be on board with all these anniversary plans but we certainly are - which is why this week's Quiz This It is about all things Oasis. Think you know your Bonehead from your 'Be Here Now'?
Thursday at SXSW saw everything from Danish revelations to Orange County punks and Perfect Pussy, who played a bridge at 2am and ended it by chucking their bass in the river. Here's NME's Barry Nicolson and Jenn Five to tell you more... BN: "My Thursday begins with a flurry of emails and text messages from friends, relatives and colleagues asking if I’m OK. For a moment, I’m indignant - just how drunk do they think I was last night? - but I soon discover the extent of the tragedy at Red River street, which I hadn’t known the night before.