This week on NME Radio 18 – 22 May 2009

Cold War Kids, Evan Dando and Thunderheist join the station

NME Radio is broadcasting in Manchester on 87.7FM until May 31.

Tune in over the next seven days (beginning May 18) for the regular set of DJs and music, plus all this action:

Monday
From 10am (BST) on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday presenter Samanthi Jayawardena is giving away tickets to this week’s Stag & Dagger festival which is taking place in London (May 21), Leeds (22) and Glasgow (23). Chris Martin also has wristbands up for grabs on his show from 7pm (BST).

Tuesday
Howling Bells are chatting to Sarah Kerr from 9am this morning. Evan Dando, meanwhile, joins Iain Baker from 5pm to play some acoustic tracks including ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ and talk about his new album of cover versions, ‘Varshions’. Micachu And The Shapes speak to Chris Martin at 8.30pm.

Wednesday
The NME Forum this week sees NME‘s Steve Sutherland deliver his devastating verdicts on the latest singles.

Thursday
Cold War Kids join Samanthi from noon to talk about their European tour. At 5pm we’ve got highlights from the JD Set Tour with session tracks from Dan Black, White Belt Yellow Taxi and Official Secrets Act.

Friday
Thunderheist join Samanthi from 12.30pm following their performance at the Stag & Dagger festival.

To tune in, head to 87.7FM in Manchester, Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727, DAB in London or NME.COM/Radio.