In the new issue of NME, on sale across the UK from Wednesday 19 September, we chat to Muse about their daring new album ‘The Resistance’ and their mad plans for their upcoming mega-gigs (they’re going to resemble giant “prisons”, apparently).

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Plus – we go behind the scenes with gracious loser Florence And The Machine at the Mercury Prize.

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The festival survey results are in: we reveal which acts blew you away this summer.

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We also reveal 10 things you might not know about Simian Mobile Disco.

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Klaxons and The Big Pink join forces to close Ibiza Rocks in style.

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Finally, Editors and Girls head-up this week’s 10 Tracks You Have To Hear.

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