'Under The Skin' opened in UK cinemas over the weekend to mainly ecstatic reviews. Indeed, director Jonathan Glazer has been hailed as the next Kubrick for his adaptation of Michel Faber's sci-fi novel. The film casts Scarlett Johansson as the predatory alien stalking the street of Glasgow to pick up men. If you haven't watched it already, you might have seen the trailer over the last few months. One of the things that struck me straight-off was the strange, insectival soundtrack.
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.
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'?
Tony Benn is dead at 88, and for many it feels like the last great gentleman of British politics has passed on. With him goes a certain honesty and honour that's difficult to locate in many of the preening, polished, disingenuous new breed of politicians that inhabit the House of Commons these days. Until today it seemed feasible that Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn would go on forever such was his vitality and energy, but alas he is gone, and coming on the heels of Bob Crow’s untimely demise, it could be judged to be a disastrous week for the left.
We're listening to the newly remastered Oasis albums in the NME office today (Sorry, Liam) and thinking about the best and worst Oasis lyrics. Though Noel Gallagher knows how to pen a great verse, there's more than a few absolute stinkers in the Oasis canon. Here's some favourites just from 'Supersonic': "You make me laugh. Give me your autograph" "I know a girl called Elsa.