Foals: 'Having an opinion on music formats is irrelevant' - NME's 10 covers special

'The march of technology is so inevitable' says Yannis Philippakis

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Foals' Yannis Philippakis has said that he believes that having an opinion on the future of music formats is "irrelevant" – because it's pointless even questioning the march of technology.

Speaking as one of the 10 cover stars in a special edition of a revamped NME out this week (April 7), the frontman said that although music fans might be worried about the future of the album as a format, there's little point.

"Having opinions on these things is irrelevant because the march of the technology is so inevitable," he said. "It's like being in one of those rooms that they have in cheesy cartoons where the walls start to crush you – it's like sitting there and having an opinion on what the wall's doing. All you're actually thinking about is how you're going to be paste in two minutes."

The special covers have been put together to mark the launch of the new NME. The magazine has been completely revamped with new front, features and reviews sections, plus an update for NME's iconic logo.

You can read a digital version of this week's magazine online now.

The 10 covers can be viewed on NME.COM right now and feature the following:

1. Jack White
2. Florence And The Machine
3. LCD Soundsystem
4. Rihanna
5. Kasabian
6. Laura Marling
7. Foals
8. MIA
9. Biffy Clyro
10. Magnetic Man


To celebrate the special edition, Golden Tickets are being hidden in copies of this week's issue of NME. The five tickets will be hidden across the UK and in issues sent out via subscription, and will entitle the finder to two tickets to one of this year's festivals including the Reading And Leeds Festivals, V Festival and T In The Park.

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