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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014


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.


NME Blog

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014


What happens when you get Damon Albarn, Paul McCartney, Jarvis Cocker and Blondie in the same room? A pretty extraordinary event. Some of the greatest musicians of past and present gathered at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas at Brixton Academy last week (February 27). Amidst the excellent performances from Drenge, Blondie, Metronomy, The Horrors and Belle & Sebastian (all of which you can watch here), the heartfelt speeches and flying bottles of Tequila and pizza slices, NME photographers were snapping all the action.


NME Blog

Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014


Beyoncé performed tracks from new album 'Beyoncé' for the first time at the opening night of the second UK leg of her Mrs Carter tour in Glasgow last night (February 20). NME The show kicked off with 'Haunted' and 'Drunk In Love' before 2008 favourite 'If I Were A Boy'.


Dan Stubbs

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Prince played a secret 'open soundcheck' at Camden's Electric Ballroom yesterday, and I was lucky enough to be there with a handful of guests, fans – and two Mumfords. We rushed in to the auditorium at 12am to find Prince and band already onstage, so close you could almost touch him. (You wouldn't have got away with touching him). NME Back at the front of a tight, four-piece band, the show really showcased Prince's incredible guitar skills.


NME Blog

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013


Designing iconic posters is a fine art - and getting the graphics right for the mighty line-ups at festivals is even harder. The UK Festival Awards takes place tonight and artist Pete Fowler has curated an exhibition of posters over the last 10 years to run alongside it. Here, he picks five of his favourites and explains why. Leave your suggestions for great festival poster art in the comments below. NME "A sucker for most things nautical, I like the touch of the ‘golden age of travel’ aesthetic that this poster draws from while updating it into something more contemporary."