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Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

 
Paul McCartney Interview: On Kanye West, Insecurity And Competing With The Stones

Paul McCartney announced a new tour today, fresh from a set of collaborations with Kanye West that took the music world by surprise. The first the world heard of Macca's love for Kanye came in an October 2013 NME cover feature, speaking to Matt Wilkinson about having finally "got" hip-hop at a Watch The Throne show.

 

Rhian Daly

Posted on Friday, March 6, 2015

 
Track Premiere - Tigercub Flash Their Muscle On Grungy New Demo 'Hold On'

Brighton’s Tigercub last impressed on recent single ‘Centrefold’, released via Blood Red Shoes’ own label, Jazz Life. Now the trio are flashing even more muscle on a new demo, ‘Hold On’. Surging with a chiming grunge charm akin to Pixies or recent tour buddies Kagoule, it’s a fierce, fuzzy step that sees the band capitalising on their early promise. Listen below and catch Tigercub for free at London’s Old Blue Last on April 11. Head here for more details.

 

Nick Levine

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

 
Desiree Akhavan Q&A On Appropriate Behaviour, Sex Scenes And Changing How Marginalised Communities Are Depicted In Film

Desiree Akhavan is the actor-writer-director who's made this year's coolest debut movie with Appropriate Behaviour. Lena Dunham loved this Brooklyn-based break-up comedy so much, she gave Akhavan a part in the latest season of Girls. (She plays Chandra, Hannah's not so friendly classmate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop). Anyway, in Appropriate Behaviour, Akhavan stars as Shirin, a woman in her 20s struggling to move on after splitting up with Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), her first girlfriend after years of dating guys.

 

Kevin EG Perry

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

 
Palma Violets Interview - On Their New Album, Pub Rock And Hindu Chanting

As they finish up their hotly anticipated second album, Palma Violets return to headline the NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas. Kevin EG Perry heads to Scunthorpe with the proud pub-rockers and witnesses their new-found embrace of Hindu chanting. Photos by Ed Miles Minutes before they’re due onstage in the back room of The Lincoln Imp pub in Scunthorpe, Palma Violets frontmen Sam Fryer and Chilli Jesson head out to their tour van for “a round of Hare Krishna”.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2015

 
Zane Lowe Leaves Radio 1: 10 Of His Best Interviews Over The Years

It's the end of an era. Zane Lowe's final show is on Radio 1 on Thursday (5 March) before he leaves the BBC to work for Apple in California. While it's still unclear what he'll be doing for the technology giant, we're sure he'll continue to interview music's greatest luminaries. However, to celebrate his contribution to music broadcasting, kick back and listen to some of his most famous conversations to date.

 
 
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