This week’s NME sees the mighty return of Kasabian – we step inside their insane new album ‘West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum’.

Plus, find out what really happened when Pete and Carl reunited last week at the Libertines reunion.

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This week’s new music section is guest edited by Radio 1’s Annie Mac. Her recommended acts include ghetto-funk supremos Major Lazer, Scouse art-disco types Wave Machines and more.

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The Twang, Manic Street Preachers and The Lemonheads are among the acts we recommend in 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week.

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Find out if Little Boots‘ debut album lives up to the hype.

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NME takes a trip to the seaside as the best new buzz bands hit the south coast for The Great Escape.

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