Well, it’s The Strokes. Finally. The band’s back together, the new album’s finished, and we were given the first listen and the first interview with the boys. We sat down with them in New York and quizzed them on the rumours of fall-outs and fights, and found the reunited Strokes in bullish form…

The Strokes feature

We’ve also got an exclusive interview with Graham Coxon on Blur’s plans for the year, and some odd new ventures of his own..

Graham Coxon

Plus Miles Kane tells us all about emerging out of Alex Turner’s shadow for his solo career. He’s not short of confidence or nice suits, this one…

Miles Kane

Then there’s interviews with Lykke Li, White Lies and Iggy Pop, live reviews of Wu Lyf, Funeral Party, and Chapel Club, and we announce the glamorous host of the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011…Angelos Epithemiou

Angelos Epithemiou

If you miss this issue, you’ll upset the Strokes and they may fall apart again, so go on, dig deep…