You might remember Bulgarian rapper Dena - this week's Band Of The Week - from her breakthrough video, the cheap and cheerful 'Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools' that touted anti-materialistic ideas long before Lorde's 'Royals'. Now she's following that track with a whole album's worth of homemade beats and observations, 'Flash'. It's not just on clattering hip-hop that she excels though, and to prove it she's recorded us a special acoustic version of her track 'Flashed', with The Whitest Boy Alive's Erlend Oye.
Did you find Beyoncé's video for 'Drunk In Love' a bit cringe, especially when combined with Jay-Z's appalling 'your breasteses are my breakfastes' verse? No matter. A clever guy called Jesse Hill has made a whole new film for the track using Emoji. It's perfect:
You've seen the photos of the ceremony and watched the films, but what about goings-on behind the scenes at the NME Awards this year? From Damon Albarn hanging out with Michael Eavis (yup, in his shorts) to Metronomy having a knees-up, take a peek at Green Room japes once these brilliant artists had performed and picked up their awards.
The future of BBC Three is up in the air today with the news that BBC director general Tony Hall is expected to announce he is axing the channel as part of a money saving scheme. A campaign to save the channel, famous for being a breeding ground for new comedy, music festival coverage and undercover documentaries, is already circulating with parallels being drawn between this situation and that of BBC 6Music.
Sometimes in life we make mistakes before we come good. Just check out Matthew McConaughey mugging around in The Wedding Planner and Sahara before winning an Oscar for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Musicians are no different, with many a great band coming with baggage from past attempts at making it in the industry. Luckily for us, thanks to the internet, those moments are stored forever in an online cache. Here are ten examples of bands and artists who have pasts they'd rather forget.