The Best Of NME Breakthrough This Week

To enter our latest competition – you must sign up to NME Breakthrough and create an artist site for your band by Monday August 16. Make sure you don’t miss out!

If you’re an aspiring artist, be sure to enter our search for the best unsigned band in the UK. The winning act will get the chance to play onstage at Club NME KOKO in London, get a page feature in NME’s Radar section and come into NME HQ to get an EPK made for them. To enter you will need to sign your band up to NME Breakthrough Supported By BlackBerry by August 16 – our team of writers and experts will be looking through every profile. After that we’ll announce our shortlist which will go up for the public vote.


Every day, NME’s New Music Editor Jaimie Hodgson has been picking his favourite band from our online breaking music community, NME Breakthrough. Check out his blogs here to read about Fiction, Note To Self: Don’t Die, and more new musical acts.

Keep checking NME Breakthrough for your chance to win BlackBerrys and Club NME KOKO tickets! And while you’re there, join the NME Breakthrough users who telling us about their best and worst gigs in our forum debate.

We give you the 5 NME Breakthrough Tracks You Have To Hear This Week with the likes of Bad Wolf and We Are Animal on the list. Plus, check out NME Breakthrough Video – with Darwin Deez, These New Puritans and more.

If you’re a BlackBerry user, you can add NME Breakthrough as a contact on your BBM and get updates on the latest new music and Breakthrough stories – access your BlackBerry Messenger folder, click invite contact, type the PIN: 2219C9BD, click send and wait for NME to confirm you as a contact.

NME Breakthrough Supported By BlackBerry is the new online community from NME, offering artists and fans a unique chance to interact. We’re offering a slew of opportunities to our favourite selected artists, including magazine and online features.