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Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014


Oasis' 'Definitely Maybe' was released 20 years ago this weekend - and what better way to celebrate the birthday of this great British debut? A cake, of course. Baker Adam Cox said: "Creating a cake to mark the anniversary of this album was a must.


NME Blog

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

August 2014: NME Writers Pick Best New Music Of The Month

August is traditionally a quieter month for new music before the final quarter of the year with its traditionally big releases. Not 2014. From new music by way of Merchandise, FKA Twigs, Childhood, Falty DL, The Vines and Royal Blood, SOPHIE, Rustie, Cyril Hahn, Leonard Cohen, Ex Hex, Joey Bada$$, Trust Fund and Jessie Ware to Kate Bush's return, we've been pretty spoilt. What's the best thing you've heard this month? Let us know in the comments below.


Ben Hewitt

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Morrissey's Label Standoff - Why The Smith's Latest Controversy Is All Part Of His Enigma

It was all going so bloody well for Morrissey, too. Last year there was ‘Autobiography’ and, more crucially, this year along came ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’: two back-to-back documents which proved that his trademark wit, sharp-tongued barbs and oddly moving poetry were still intact. Deck the halls with boughs of gladioli, for pop’s arch miserabilist had returned. But then, if any Morrissey fan knows anything at all, it’s this: you can always trust ol’ Bigmouth, aka Stephen Patrick, to chuck a spanner in his own works.


Lucy Jones

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kate Bush's Before The Dawn Shows Begin: The Story Of The First Night

Everything about tonight was extraordinary. First, for Kate Bush fans, it was a moment we never thought would happen. After 35 years away from the stage, we had accepted it was likely that our live experience of Bush would be consigned to the 1979 The Tour Of Life documentary and the music videos that followed. Second, well, we’re going to see Kate Bush, the ultimate one-of-a-kind. It is, really, the most extraordinary live event of the century so far. Never has so important an artist shunned the limelight for so long, while gathering legions of fans, generation after generation.


Al Horner

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Stream Girl Band's Violent And Deranged New Track 'I Love You'

'I Love You'? Have 2014's most unforgiving and uncompromising newcomers, four Dublin troublemakers whose slurring noise-rock brutalises convention as much as it does eardrums, turned over a gooey new leaf with this schmaltzily-titled track? Don't panic. Girl Band are just as loud and nihilistic on this B-side to new single 'De Bom Bom' as we've come to expect from them, pounding through two minutes and 25 seconds of deranged moans about shady KGB conspirators and Albini-ish chainsaw guitars.

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