In celebration of Bowie’s surprise return to music last week with new single ‘Where Are We Now’, NME presents the full story behind the turbulent ‘Berlin’ years that informed the release. Also, definitive interview with producer Tony Visconti on the secret recording and what we can expect from the forthcoming Bowie album.
The Songs That Make You Feel Happier
Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year – is fast approaching. We’ve created two playlists to help you through it, whether you want to fight the depression or embrace it. Includes R.E.M., The Flaming Lips and Lou Reed.
Albums Of 2013 Preview Part 2!
Miles Kane leads the way for our second lot of exclusive interviews and in-the-studio photos with the acts releasing the albums you have to own this year. Get ultimate access to Klaxons, The Horrors, Frank Turner and Tribes and the lowdown on big hitters such as Blur, Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire and more.
Discover Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs
Are you into the Velvet Underground? And “sexy, glamorous rock’n’roll”? NME’s latest find are this London fivepiece, who sound like they belong in 1970s New York. Plus! News from hot new acts Parquet Courts and Only Real.
A$AP Rocky Album – The Verdict
Finally the New York wunderkind releases an album proper. Find out what the ultimate score in this week’s issue. Also reviewed: Foxygen, The Joy Formidable and Esben And The Witch. AND! Gigs reports from Peace, Django Django, The Maccabees and the day Wiggo joined Paul Weller and Miles Kane onstage.
Peter Hook Exclusive Interview
Former New Order man talks about how he plans to tour the first two New Order albums… without the rest of his band. We’re definitely intrigued.
Interviews with Bastille, Bo Ningen, Savages, The Black Keys, Cerebral Ballzy, Veronica Falls, Ghostpoet and Deftones’ Chino Moreno.