We all know Netflix can do high-quality original drama (House Of Cards, Daredevil) and addictive comedy too (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the forthcoming Grace And Frankie); now the global streaming service is moving into music docs.
So now we know. This morning (May 6) it was announced, after months of speculation, that The Who are to headline Sunday evening at Glastonbury 2015, with Paul Weller taking up the slot before them. For joyous fans of the mod legends, the only question now is: "can I fit a tent and 42 cans of cider safely onto the back of a Vespa?" For other ticket-holders though, a more troubling question looms. Coming so soon after the group's last bill-topping appearance in 2007, are The Who a safe bet rather than an exciting one? We get it.
In one of NME's regular new music columns, The Vaccines bassist Arni Arnason singles out his favourite new acts right now. Read why and listen to the lot below. It might be the laziest comparison I’ve ever made, but Ho99o9’s homage to Bad Brains is just too blatant to overlook. The New Jersey duo’s first single ‘Casey Jones’/‘Cum Rag’ feels like a reference to BB’s ‘Pay To Cum’, and no, not only because of the shared usage of porn terminology, but rather because of its ludicrous B-side.
In June 2012, DIY label Art Is Hard put together a compilation featuring Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her and Gum, and called it 'Family Portrait'. Three years on, they're gathering another bundle of bands into frame for a second snapshot that reflects the diverse and rich levels of talent that are bubbling up in underground music scenes across the country (and Canada) right now.
Stream brand new track 'Best Friend' by our New Band Of The Week, Kid Wave - and read their debut NME feature below. Disillusioned Swede comes to London, assembles dream gaze’n’grunge band.