April 11, 2010 11:00

Magnetic Man: 'We're cooler than every other pop act out there' - NME's 10 covers special

Dub-steppers claim fans are going to be blown away by their debut

Magnetic Man: 'We're cooler than every other pop act out there' - NME's 10 covers special

Photo: Andy Fallon

Magnetic Man - the dub-step project featuring producers Skream, Benga and Artwork - have declared themselves the "coolest pop act" of 2010.

Speaking as one of the 10 cover stars in a special edition of a revamped NME out this week (April 7) the trio, who are renowned for donning all black clothing and Ray-Bans, claim fans are going to be blown away by their forthcoming debut album.

"Look at us! We're cooler than every other pop act out there," Benga declared. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut in a Cornish studio.

"People are going to think 'Wow'," Benga added, before Skream, who was responsible for last year's seminal 'In For The Kill' remix, explained: "They should be excited, we're putting everything we've learned into the last 10 years into this project."

"There's some risky tracks on the album that we've done," Artwork continued. "We could just sit down and write straight-up dubstep tracks, but instead we're taking risks. We're not doing what people expect."

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.

Video: NME's Krissi Murison on the new look

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