Kings Of Leon were confronted with a myriad of lewd banners at T in The Park last weekend, one reading “CALEB, YOU CAN SLEEP IN MY TENT!” Frontman Caleb Followill was in affectionate mood, telling the crowd: “I want you guys to know that we love you all so very, very much.” Pick up this week’s NME to read all about Scotland’s biggest festival. Pic: Andy Willsher
The worst thing about hitting a bouncer? You don’t get paid for the gig. That’s according to Crystal Castles, who caused controversy at Sonar festival with their ‘hands-on’ tactics. “Apparently we assaulted their crew. Do you know how much it costs to bring everyone over to do a show like that?” moaned Ethan Kath. Pic: Andy Willsher
Cornershop’s comeback was inspired by Lady GaGa. Frontman Tjinder Singh tells NME how he was sick of the UK music scene and its lack of diversity. “Now the atmosphere has changed…the whole girl-fronted stuff has a variation, from Lady Gaga to Micachu”. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
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Jamie T thinks EPs are “wonderful,” and intends to release a string of them. “I want to be releasing all year,” explains Wimbledon’s eager troubadour as he talks to the NME this week about how he’s hit a rich songwriting vein following the recording of his latest album ‘Kings & Queens’. Pic: Andy WiIlsher
“Flagrant arrogance and disarming humility, all in the same breath. This is the balance that all aspiring stadium rockers must strike. Johnny Borrell failed miserably. Kings Of Leon, you sense, will not.” This is how NME’s Barry Nicolson sums up the Followill’s T In The Park triumph. For eight pages of T In The Park reviews and comment, pick up the new issue, on sale from Wednesday 16 July.