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  • NMECerebral Ballzy interview Julian Casablancas
    In this week’s NME Heroes special, 2014's brightest young hopes shoot the breeze with the legends who helped shape their musical outlooks. First up: Cerebral Ballzy’s Honor Titus meets Strokes mastermind Julian Casablancas.
  • NMEPalma Violets interview Johnny Marr
    The Palma Violets co-frontman meets with arguably the greatest indie guitarist of all time, and the pair swiftly form a mutual-appreciation society. "The vibe you bring onstage reminds me of Joe Strummer" Marr tells a blushing Jesson.
  • NMESavages interview Wire
    From one generation of post-punks to another: Savages founder Gemma Thompson picks the brain of Wire’s Colin Newman, whose uncompromising approach to music-making inspired her own no-nonsense stance
  • NMECourtney Barnett interviews Billy Bragg
    Buzzed-over Australian singer-songwriter Barnett and British folk icon Bragg discuss subjects ranging from the serious (the art of songwriting; connecting with audiences) to the not-so-much (ping-pong; slang for masturbation).
  • NMEWild Beasts interview Swans
    Michael Gira is the frontman of legendary New York experimentalists Swans; an awestruck Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts tries to keep his cool as he meets this towering giant of art-rock.
  • ALSO INSIDE THIS WEEK

  • NMEWhat's getting Tune-Yards down?
    Haiti; riots in the US; the murder of Trayvon Martin...
  • NMEIf SXSW is a competition, who won?
    Meet The Districts: they cross Neil Young with Nirvana, and they're incredible.
  • NMEWhy is Paul Smith risking his wellbeing for Maxïmo Park?
    "It's the most rock'n'roll thing I've done in terms of endangering my health. It's a bit dicey..." Surgery has forced the Maxïmo Park frontman to downgrade to the Robot.

    PLUS

  • Anatomy Of An Album: Run DMC 'Run DMC'
  • Interviews with:
    • Carl Craig
    • These New Puritans
    • Klaxons
    • Terry Gilliam
    • Cloud Nothings
  • Album reviews:
    • Coves
    • Manchester Orchestra
    • Cloud Nothings
    • Timbre Timbre
    • Lucius
    • White Hinterland
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • Dawn Landes
    • Johnny Foreigner
    • Annie Eve
    • S Carey
    • Malachai
    • Daniel Wilson
    • Band Of Skulls
    • Hurray For The Riff Raff
    • Johnny Cash
    • HTRK
    • IYDES
  • Film review:
    • 20 Feet From Stardom
  • Caught live:
    • Franz Ferdinand
    • Chvrches
    • The Men
    • Miles Kane
    • Trans
    • Maxïmo Park
    • Drake
    • The Weeknd
    • Cults
    • White Fang

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