In this week’s NME…

We’re on the road with Beady Eye from Glasgow to Milan as they complete their first ever tour. Expect a new crop of classic Liam-isms. Here’s part of one now: “D’you want a tan or what, you dick?”

Also, we speak to Faris from The Horrors about his new side project Cat’s Eyes, find out what massive gaming geeks The Naked and Famous are, and visit the Metronomy camp to see how Joe Mount’s managing to control the excitement of sitting on a phenomenal new album.

We’ve also got an interview with an embattled Brother, as they prepare their debut album amidst a storm of abuse, and an exclusive with Friendly Fires in New York, as they debut songs from their highly anticipated new album.

Plus there’s an unmissable report from the South By Southwest, the biggest, liveliest new band festival on the planet. Check out the 10 new acts who we’re tipping for big big things in the wake of it…

There’s tons more, including Glasvegas, Katy Perry, Frank Turner, Warpaint…we could go on, but let’s not. Let’s stop here before one of us dies.

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