There’s a layer of ground frost in hell today. Pigs are taking flight. This is real. This is happening. The Stone Roses have announced their intention to reform next June for huge gigs, contradicting a decade of set-in-stone rebuttals. So how has the unthinkable become a reality? How the hell are we staring at one of the biggest stories in music history? For the inside story of exactly what’s been going on behind the scenes in the lead up to this historic announcement (as written by Roses biographer and friend John Robb), plus all the reasons why we can’t forget how big this is, pick up this week’s NME.
Also in this issue, behold the 21st century rock gods, Justice! “We love Hawkwind!” they shout. “We make music that sounds like concrete in the countryside!” they yell. So is their record as big and barmy as it all sounds? Well, yes. Welcome to the future of dance music. Read all about it in the issue.
Plus, ever wanted to ask Arctic Monkeys whether they prefer weed or ‘shrooms? Ever wanted to know what happened to their flat-caps and whippets? We asked a load of NME readers to come fire questions over to Alex Turner and the band, and while the questions we got may have been loopy, and answers were even more off the wall.
As well as that we hang out at home with Bjork and dive deep into her “beserk” new album, hit the road and break out the rave sirens with Enter Shikari, and discover the finer nuances of drumming on your knees while taking a shit with The Wombats.
Plus the verdict on Coldplay’s new record, Frank Turner live and the UK’s biggest and best gig guide.
Get it and mark history in the making.