Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

In this week's NME we celebrate the most exciting young music talent in the county and paint a picture of creative Britain in 2013. Jake Bugg, Katy B, Drenge, Charli XCX, Palma Violets, Fat White Family, Wolf Alice and more speak to NME about retromania, politics, money and more. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the Young Britannia photo shoot.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Not everyone can get away with wearing a turtleneck while covered in shaving foam. Chilli Jesson of Palma Violets pulls it off.

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Katy B's back! After 2011's 'On A Mission', the fun-loving Peckhamite's readying her second album for release in 2014.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Over the course of two days in early October, NME gathered the brightest and boldest young talent in a studio in East London.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Cardiff's Joanna Gruesome look chilled out here but they had plenty to mouth off about. You can read more on the things they're angry with in Britain in the magazine.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

And the winner of most serial killery sunglasses goes to... Dan from Fat White Family.

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To prevent an outbreak among the young talent, Fat White Family's Nathan Sauodi brought his nit comb.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Daniel Avery, working the techno and house moody face.

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There's NME's very own Emily Mackay asking Chloe Howl about Britain's broken education system. Or something like that.

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Photographer Dean Chalkey was the ringmaster at the Young Britannia cover shoot. "It was like the new school hall of fame. Hectic, exciting and full of foam. It's about the explosive nature of a new generation."

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Charli XCX gets her makeup touched up before predicting the birth of a new punk ethos.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Charli XCX larking around with a fire extinguisher.

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"Is that a massive spider on the ceiling?"

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Peace chill out with NME's very own Ben Hewitt.

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The youngsters Peace had much to say about politics and money - as well as being vaguely amused by a canine stand-up comedian.

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Ellie from Wolf Alice talked about how the internet's levelling the playing field of music. A couple of years ago she put a home demo on Soundcloud a couple of years ago and Huw Stephens later played it on the radio.

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Swim Deep and Ellie from Wolf Alice argue over the state of the charts.

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Behind The Scenes At NME's Young Britannia Shoot

Swim Deep forgot to change out of their PJs.

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"Guitar music is like theatre: it'll never die," said James from Temples.

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Polite and well-behaved those Temples lads, cleaning up after everyone.

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