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Our 'NME Spring Offensive' gets underway with 14 great new tracks including exclusives and rarities from Pavement, Sebadoh and Mogwai...

Unless somebody’s nicked it, your NME this week will have a cover mounted CD, called ‘NME Spring Offensive’ featuring 14 blisterin’ new tracks from a host of your – and our -favourites.

As well as tracks from current and forthcoming albums, there are a few rarities and exclclusives, that you can only get free with NME. Probably.



First released as an accompanying track to last month’s ‘Electricity’ single on Nude, ‘Popstar’ is Suede tripping the light fantastic with ‘Head Music’‘s engineer Ben Hillier at the controls.



Rousing, Power-driven preview track from Cast‘s long-awaited third album, ‘Magic Hour’, due for release on Polydor on May 17.


‘The Hexx’

Spooky band-composed trailer for the highly regarded forthcoming ‘Terror Twilight’ LP, out on Domino on June 7.

Basement Jaxx

‘Same Old Show’

Sampletastic KRS-One and Selecter-driven taster for the top-tipped dance smash ‘Remedy’ album, out on May 10 through XL.

Regular Fries

‘Dream Lottery’

Spaced-out, saxed-up stinky skunkadelia from the Fries‘ debut album, ‘Accept The Signal’, released through JBO on June 7.



Pumping electronica, slippery as a conger eel, taken from this March’s critically-acclaimed JBO album, ‘Beaucoup Fish’.


‘Small Children In The Background’

Rare B-side from Chemikal Underground’s guitar heroes whose recently released ‘Come On Die Young’ album went straight to the top of the indie charts.

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‘Robot New York’

Dial-shattering machine overload from NME‘s Album Of The Month, the insanely genius ‘Avant Hard’ on Mute, in a store near you since April.


‘Bring A Man Down’

Cool, laid-back reggaefication from Creation’s latest surfdude signing. The eponymous debut LP is released on June 7.


‘Fame Thing’

A very big and very clever prog blast from Ultrasound‘s debut LP, ‘Everything Picture’, released in April through Nude.



Special acoustic solo live version of a Lou Barlow song originally available on NME fave ‘The Sebadoh’ LP, which came out on Domino in February.

Super Furry Animals


Remixed version of a track from their 1998 ‘Radiator’ LP, something to keep you going until the new Super Furries album, ‘Guerrilla’, comes out on Creation on June 14.

The Flaming Lips

‘The Spark That Bled’

An early slice of sonic genius from the Lips‘ forthcoming masterpiece ‘The Soft Bulletin’, out over here on Warner Brothers on May 17.


‘She’s So Strange’

Big Bowie-esque ballad from the rocking new Independiente album ‘The Man Who’, due out on May 24.

Unfortunately, the CD isn’t available outside the UK and Ireland. But you can at least hear a few snatches by clicking on the links above. You can also click here to send our Verve e-mail card.

NME is out now in London and across the UK from tomorrow.