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  • Premiere - Irish Trio Cloud Castle Lake's Dark, Elegant 'A Wolf Howling'

    It takes most bands three or four albums to pluck up the sort of courage and experimentalism Cloud Castle Lake's debut EP 'Dandelion' seeps from every pore. One for fans of Atoms For Peace, Max Richter and Wild Beasts, the Dublin trio's first release is a heart-bruising ballet of monochrome guitars and sophisticated electronic fizz that marks Daniel McAuley, Brendan Jenkinson and Rory O'Connor as future trail-blazers. Don't believe us? Try the brilliant 'A Wolf Howling' on for size. Read More

  • Protomartyr Q&A: 'The Only Reason I Threw Myself Into A Band At 37 Was Because I Made Terrible Life Decisions'

    Protomartyr's second record 'Under Color of Official Right' was released earlier this year, and is already a strong contender for the title of album of the year. On it, the Detroit punk band tell tales of dodgy low-life's and the inner city turmoil that's rife in their poverty-stricken home, all with reference points that range from The Fall to James Joyce. I caught up with frontman Joe Casey recently, as he arrived in Baltimore for a live show on the band's last US tour. Read More

  • Demob Happy, 'Suffer You' - Video Exclusive

    Brighton-based boys Demob Happy have been making their case for being crowned the city's most exciting band for a while now with increasingly sweaty and raucous gigs both in their adopted hometown and further afield. They're backing that up with new single 'Suffer You', which has been rattling around our speakers for a while, and now comes backed with a slick new video. Read More

  • Stream Twin Peaks' New Album 'Wild Onion': Exclusive

    Ever since we heard Twin Peaks' early single 'Stand In The Sand' we've been on board with them. Read More

  • Radar New Act Of The Week: Stream Kiran Leonard's 'DMF/GP'

    Open this week's issue of NME and you'll find a full page dedicated to boy-wonder Kiran Leonard. The Oldham-based teen has been named our New Act Of The Week on account of his genius way with instruments (from the guitar to, er, radiators - Kiran can play 'em all) and rising status as one of the UK's most promising, prodigious talents. Read More

  • Best New Bands To Watch At Reading & Leeds 2014 - Playlist

    Ok, so we know the big guns will be fantastic at this year's Reading and Leeds festival. Arctic Monkeys, Queens Of The Stone Age, Vampire Weekend... we know all about them. But if you're heading to Reading and Leeds in search of something a little more unknown, step right this way. The smaller stages are packed with brilliant, brand new talent. From the sonic fuzz of The Wytches to Kate Tempest's gob-of-her-generation declarations, the 15 tracks below showcase the very best that new music has to offer right now. Read More

  • LA Twins The Garden Bring Electro-Punk Anarchy On New Single 'Cloak' - Track Premiere

    It's been a while since a band brought the kind of electro-punk anarchy The Garden specialise in. 'Cloak', the latest glimpse inside the twisted minds of Los Angeles twins Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, is a rabid, breakbeat-propelled supernova for fans of Aphex Twin and early Prodigy. It's the sort of track that makes you think of Killing Joke rocket-skating through a dark, dystopian metropolis. The pair call their violent bursts of noise "Vada Vada" - a word they invented because no other genre tags seems to get close to their particular brand of aural chaos. Sounds about right to us. Read More

  • Premiere - Brighton Newcomer Chalk's Brilliant 'Everyone's Problem, No One's Problem'

    Brighton newcomer Steven Stride specialises in crunchy mope-rock somewhere between Elliott Smith and early Modest Mouse. It's Conor Oberst's Desparacidos his new single 'Everyone's Problem, No One's Problem' most recalls though, weaving a saucer-eyed, disenchanted tale of Generation Y drudgery, pay day loans and small town ennui around jangling guitars, snaking bass lines and snarly vocals. Read More

  • Track Premiere - Electronic Duo Honne's Lusty 'Warm On A Cold Night'

    Honne might hail originally from the British Isles' sleepy south west but you wouldn't know it from the lusty, late night, urbanite feel of 'Warm On A Cold Night'. The latest release from electronic imprint Super Recordings, responsible for early singles from likes of AlunaGeorge and Bondax, this debut single sees the pair - identified in their press release as Andy and James, two music teachers from Somerset and Wiltshire via Bow - pit fizzing James Blake electronics against Frank Ocean style croons honey-dipped in soul. Read More

  • Stream Lxury's Remix Of 'Time' By Jungle

    This week's issue of NME sees us chew the fat with the man who's being tipped to steal Disclosure's crown, Lxury. To celebrate, here's a new remix he's done on 'Time' by Jungle. Pick up the mag to read James Bentley's interview with the man himself. Read More

More from NME Radar

  • Buzz Playlist Of The Week - Hear 20 Brand New Tracks

    I've already written a little about why I think rising Scottish outfit Neon Waltz are so special on our Month In Music blog, so it makes sense to me to include them in this week's buzz playlist too. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist Of The Week - Hear 15 Brand New Tracks

    You might have heard New Yorkers' Public Access TV's tune 'Monaco' from our 40 New Bands For 2014 blog, which went up last week. Well, they're in this week's magazine and buzz playlist too, alongside this fresh quote from singer John that seems to firmly imply they won't be hanging out with any other downtown NYC bands any time soon: "Manhattan's gone stale. Read More

  • Listen - The 40 New Bands You Need To Know In 2014

    You really should buy this week's issue of NME. Read More

  • NME Radar - Top 50 New Band Songs Of 2013

    NME's albums and tracks of the year are something of an institution, and you can read all about who the staff here voted for in 2013 here and here. What we didn't include in that list, however, was the really new music that's pricked our ears over the past 12 months. The 50 songs below all fall into that category. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Spies, Rosie Lowe, Radiator Hospital & more

    Check out this week's playlist of breaking new music, featuring Dublin newcomers Spies (who have a penchant for Merchandise-sized anthems), Birmingham punks Babypink, Manchester disco-obsessives Menage A Trois & the woman people are saying might just be 2014's answer to Jessie Ware (hello Rosie Lowe). Headed up by our current New Band Of The Week, San Fermin, pick up the magazine to read excellent words to accompany the music. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Spires, Tor Miller, Wet, Pup, ASTR & more

    This week's playlist is a CMJ special, featuring the best acts we saw while at New York's new music showcase festival last week. Thousands of bands played across the city, and I (along with fellow writers Leonie Cooper and Mischa Pearlman and a load of NME photographers) spent five days trawling the Big Apple's greatest, sweatiest and dodgiest venues. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Eyedress, Rejjie Snow, Indiana & More

    Regular readers of NME will no doubt already be aware of Radar's Buzz column – featuring the top five bands breaking forth from the underground each week. Well, the good news is that we've re-designed the entire magazine, and as a result it's now quadrupled in size – with my writers tipping 20 brand new bands we love every single week. Read More

  • Buzz Playlist - Holy Milk, Kelela, Lxury & More

    Regular readers of NME will no doubt already be aware of Radar's Buzz column – featuring the top five bands breaking forth from the underground each week. Well, the good news is that we've re-designed the entire magazine, and as a result it's now quadrupled in size – with my writers tipping 20 brand new bands we love every single week. Read More

 
 
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