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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
6 Reasons To Visit One Of Europe's Best-Kept Secret Festivals

For the last decade, INmusic festival has been slowly building a reputation as the undiscovered gem of the European festival scene, and a truly Croatian experience. This year, for its 10th anniversary, it’s going to be better than ever. Here’s why you need to go to Croatia’s longest-running major music festival The line-up is incredible Placebo. Franz Ferdinand and Sparks’ collaboration, FFS, playing their fourth ever show. Florence + The Machine performing for the first time ever in Croatia. La Roux. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Need we go on? Oh, alright then.

 

Thurston Moore

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
Ex-Sonic Youth Man Thurston Moore On Why Babes In Toyland Are Still One Of Punk's Most Incendiary Forces

As the reformed Minneapolis punk band play their first UK shows in 18 years, the solo artist and former frontman of Sonic Youth explains why Babes In Toyland are so vital Thurston Moore: "For me, for a certain period of time, Babes In Toyland were the greatest band on earth, and there are very few bands I can say that about. I’ll always remember when they first came to New York City and played at this little club called The Pyramid Club, which is a cool little place in the East Village that Sonic Youth used to play at a lot.

 

Nick Levine

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
Man Up: Star Lake Bell On Refreshing The Romcom And Dirty Dancing With Simon Pegg

In new British romcom Man Up, American actress Lake Bell plays Nancy, a woman who accidentally gatecrashes someone else's blind date when Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for the woman he's actually meant to be meeting under the clock at Waterloo station. The pair hit it off immediately, but will Nancy's deception kill the chemistry once Jack discovers who she really is? It's a frank and funny film driven by Bell's completely charming performance as Nancy, for which she adopts an English accent so convincing, even Renee Zellweger might get jealous.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

 
Are Aussies DMAs Bringing Back Britpop? Watch And See

Sydney-based Britpop revivalists DMA's, who we've been keeping tabs on since early last year, were one of the most talked about bands at this year's Great Escape in Brighton. If you weren't able to catch their jangly set at the Vevo Stage in person, fear not!

 

NME Blog

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 
Check Out These Unseen Photographs Of Oasis And The Verve From The Man Behind Their Iconic Artwork

Brian Cannon, founder of design agency Microdot, was practically the sixth member of Oasis in their '90s heyday, creating all their artwork, partying with the band and even playing keyboards on the track ‘Morning Glory’. “It was just a laugh,” recalls the man who initially got the gig because Noel Gallagher liked his trainers.

 
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