In this week’s NME…
Back in the groove, back on form and back home in Sheffield. Yup, Arctic Monkeys are back, and this time they’ve come dressed as wacky students with ironically crap taste in shirts. Well, we say ‘they’, we mean Nick O’Malley. Alex Turner would never wear a shirt like that. He’s more a billowing, frilly blouse man. In the week their brilliant new record comes out, we find out just how excited they are about those massive Don Valley shows.
Elsewhere in this week’s issue Kaiser Chiefs reveal their evil masterplan to overthrow the music industry as we know it and turn us all into money-shitting machines. Okay, so what they’ve really done is bring out a new album with a novel new way of promoting it, but either way, it’s bloody exciting.
Plus we get the lowdown on the live comebacks from Kasabian, Pulp and The Darkness, and enter the twit-storm around the new Coldplay single.
As well as that we pay tribute to the late, great Gil Scott Heron, give the verdict on Wu Lyf’s debut record, hit the road with Naked & Famous, and hear all Sean Ryder’s fucked up druggy stories from nightmares past. Apparently he once had a bath with Bez, some girls and a load of Es. Get that man a doctor.
Plus reviews, the week’s essential gig guide, and loads of other stuff that will BLOW YOUR MIND.
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