This week on NME Radio 6 – 10 July 2009

Bat For Lashes and Patrick Wolf join the station

Tune in to NME Radio for the regular DJs and music, plus all this action:

SportCity, home of The City of Manchester Stadium, is hosting a special evening of Manchester music on Friday July 17th with Doves headlining. You can be there if you purchase a Manchester City home shirt from the club’s website, but Iain Baker and Chris Martin have tickets to give away this week too.

Road To V kicks off tonight, so listen in to Chris Martin’s show all week for interviews with the mentors and artists involved, including Just Jack and The Charlatans. Plus Chris is playing the brand new Arctic Monkeys single tonight.

[a[Band Of Skulls[/a] are in the studio chatting to Samanthi from noon. Plus Bat For Lashes came in recently to play a special live session and chat to Iain Baker. Hear it all from 4pm.

The NME Forum takes place from 4pm, with music from The Dead Weather, Magic Wands and Band Of Skulls up for discussion. Conor McNicholas and Patrick Wolf do the honours.

Chris Martin speaks to Ross Millard from The Futureheads at 7pm about their festival appearances and what they’ve been up to since self- releasing their last album.

To tune in, head to Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB in London or NME.COM/Radio.