Car Rides With Arctic Monkeys – Inside This Week’s NME

In this week’s NME…

Arctic Monkeys are back with a new album ‘Suck It And See’, and we have the first interview with the band about it. Seems the boys are getting back to a more classic Monkeys sound after ‘Humbug’, and we took a ride in Alex Turner’s Mini Cooper to find out more. (Whilst in the car, they sang Take That tunes. Worrying.)

Watch a video interview with the band.

“Beat on the brat with a baseball bat oh yeah” Not our words, the words of Joey Ramone, who sadly died 10 years ago this week. As a tribute we’ve got a special feature on the history of The Ramones by a New York punk insider.

Elsewhere, we delve into the soul of Anna Calvi, get Katy B’s tips for breaking out of the underground, and nick a newspaper of Thom Yorke…

Oh, and fans of rock n roll antics, we join Brother and their expense account in New York for three days of booze-fuelled daftness..

All that, plus your weekly gig guide, reviews, interviews, pictures and a shitting crossword too. Buy it and win ten house points.

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