"I was promised a monsoon!” Florence brings the thunderous drama of ‘Ceremonials’ to T In The Park, and NME was there as Scotland fell under her spell.
Plus, all the other news from the festival, as Skrillex and Swedish House Mafia brought the rave, Pulled Apart By Horses and Enter Shikari brought the mosh, Noel G and the Stone Roses supplied the stone-cold anthems, and Alabama Shakes sung us a little bit of blues. Pick up a copy for all the news from a weekend to remember.
Also in this week’s NME:
Blur Debut New Songs!
‘Under The Westway’ and ‘The Puritan’ get an airing on a roof in West London
Madonna Is Punk! No She Isn’t!
Two NME-ers duke it out over the Material Girl
Vote For NME’s Ultimate Icon
It’s down to the final four…
It’s Dublin math-rock refugees The Cast Of Cheers
A Meeting Of Mavericks
Tom from Kasabian meets his hero, Kevin Rowland of ‘80s greats Dexys
NME Loves Canada
A four-page special on all the amazing music coming out of that place north of America
Elijah Wood assembles this week’s Pieces Of Me
“You know when you’re a danger to yourself…”
Michael Angelakos’ Passion Pit have just made the darkest album of the summer
Mumford And Sons do America by rail, Nas is back to save hip-hop (again), and The Very Best make an intoxicating global mash-up
Regina Spektor! Kate Nash! M83! And Suede test out a couple of new songs
Rock’n’Roll Kills Brain Cells
What can Tom from Keane recall about his illustrious career?