Sea Girls and Bloxx rock the NME office at the NME & 19 Crimes Winery Lock-In

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The latest Lock-In ended with glitter, crowd walkabouts and a spot of dancing on the bar


When most people claim to be “working late at the office”, it’s an excuse for illicit trysts, gambling habits or secret double lives as a vigilante superhero. At NME, though, it’s an excuse to rock our subterranean place of business clean out of the ground to the sound of the country’s finest rising talent. It’s called the NME Lock-In, when the actual NME office is turned into a venue called Minus 2 (it’s two floors underground, y’see) and we invite lucky competition winners in for a night of fiery rock’n’roll frolics. Last night (May 3), in association with 19 Crimes Winery, we saw Uxbridge grunge heroes Bloxx and indie pop saviours Sea Girls blowing minds, stealing hearts and dancing on our in-office bar. Here’s what happened…