Maryland-born troubadour Father John Misty dropped one of the year's most spine-tingling covers earlier this week, slowing down Arcade Fire's 2010 third-album title track to a gentle, wistful acoustic whisper in a live session for CBC Music. Check it out:Read More
A week ago today (June 26) we got news that The Libertines were to make an unscheduled appearance at Glastonbury, playing on the Pyramid Stage before headliners Florence & The Machine who’d been bumped up after Foo Fighters pulled out.Read More
Up The Albion Or Can't Stand Them Now? NME Readers Respond To The Libertines' Comeback Track 'Gunga Din'
Last night (July 2), The Libertines crashed back into action with 'Gunga Din' - the reunited quartet's first new track in 11 long years.Read More
Don’t fuck with Rihanna. Not unless you want to end up torn to shreds with a chainsaw, while your spouse swings naked upside down in a warehouse like abattoir meat. That’s the message, anyway, behind her new video for ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’, which has steadily been acquiring comparisons to Quentin Tarantino’s golden run of 1990s cinema-nasties since it hit the internet earlier this week. Yes, it’s got the torture scenes and ultra-violence of Reservoir Dogs, as many have pointed out. But the Tarantino movie it most resembles is arguably 2009's Inglourious Basterds: his history-skewing World War II movie, in which a team of American soldiers led by Brad Pitt team team up to brutally slaughter Hitler. Eli Roth, one of the film's titular Basterds, called it a Jewish revenge fantasy: "kosher porn! It's something I dreamed since I was a kid."Read More
Team Sleep, Deftones' Chino Moreno's dreamy electronic side-project, release 'Woodstock Sessions Vol. 4' on July 10 - their first official album in a decade. Recorded in front of a audience at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, it's a live album with a twist. We caught up with Moreno to hear about why live albums matter. Be sure to also check out a brand new song from the record, 'Ever (Foreign Flag)', premiered at the bottom of the page.Read More
Over the years, Roger Sargent has documented more on The Libertines than any other person. From early gig photography to shooting the picture that adorned their self-titled second album, to making celebrated reunion documentary There Are No Innocent Bystanders to compiling the video footage that introduced their recent shows, Sargent has been there almost every step of the way. Now, Sargent is the aesthetic brain behind the video for comeback track 'Gunga Din' and the artwork for forthcoming LP 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'. Here, he talks through the making of both.Read More
Two beats, a sloping bassline, a deftly-picked top line and we're in to the first new Libertines track in 11 years.Read More