The new issue, on sale from Wednesday February 17, contains the following goodies:

From college nerds to champions of the world – the amazing rise of Vampire Weekend

Reincarnation, Dolly Parton, feminism – it’s the world according to Marina

We quiz Kings Of Leon on their new record label.

The Courteeners‘ new album – is it any cop?

Primal Scream – why they’re doing ‘Screamadelica’ in its entirety, live.

The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour rolls into Glasgow.

From ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ to Tim Burton, how Alice In Wonderland has influenced pop culture.