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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

In the past month, we've had some absolutely terrific photography from our team of NME snappers. So here, for your pleasure, are the finest shots of bands including Drenge, Chlöe Howl, Perfect Pussy, Fat White Family and Tyler, The Creator from this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photo: Jenn Five/NME[caption]Drenge's Eoin and Rory Loveless get, er, acquainted with a pig.

 

Ben Hewitt

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

 

In this week's issue of NME magazine, we're joined by The Horrors as they let us in on the secrets behind their new album 'Luminous'. "Music is primal, intuitive... We're not a band of scientists," said frontman Faris Badwan of their new material. But, while The Horrors aren't the type to work in some sterile laboratory, they are masters of evolution, revolution and re-invention: a band who've moved from snotty, soot-blackened punk to synth-specked gothgaze to epic neo-psychedelia.

 

Al Horner

Posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 

There aren't many more magnetic personalities in rap right now than Danny Brown. Which is why in this week's NME, we follow him on as he storms the UK, where he's unwilling to live up to the goofy persona he's cultivated across his acclaimed albums. Pick up this week's issue for Jordan Bassett's account of two days on tour with the Michigan emcee.

 

NME Blog

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.